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Emerald Moth

Phaiogramma faustinata

Description:

about 15-20mm wing span

Habitat:

Balcony


1 species ID suggestions

Emerald Moth
Phaiogramma faustinata  Phaiogramma faustinata (Millière 1868)

8 Comments

Added a third picture to this spotting.

It could be a while, he is away in Belgium and I will be away in Malaysia for a couple of months. He does look through my spottings regularly though so if he says nothing he either does not know or it is correct.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows a year ago

Maybe you can ask about the ID from your local expert to see if it is correct.

Thanks for the ID. The French site you reference quotes 0-200 metres altitude, we are at c250 metres so at the limit of its range, must have got blown in from the coast up our valley, we are surrounded by mountains.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows a year ago

Gave you the best reference that includes size. there are several Flicker records in Spain. It is in lists for North African moths. :)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows a year ago

I tried to search from here; but could not find a credible source. I will try to keep looking. The size tells me it is a little or small emerald, maybe a grass emerald from the markings. At least you can give it the family ID of Geometridae. Maybe another Noah person will recognize it. :)

Unfortunately there is very little published in this area except in Spanish or Valenciano and mostly without pictures. I do have assistance from a local expert when he has time but even he cannot find all of them easily.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows a year ago

Check your list of small emerald moths in your area. They are members of the Geometridae family.

Llíria, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 39.68, Long: -0.67

Spotted on Sep 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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