Noah Ranger, Wildlife Photographer, Glider Pilot, World Traveller. Retired and living in Spain, but still travelling!Sign in to follow
I don't think there is any connection except the name kermes. This Kermes Oak is restricted to the western Mediterranean region of Europe. Kermes is simply a desriptive name for something red or crimson in colour.
I'm thinking about juvenile Ibis but not sure white, scarlet or other. When enlarged the bill appears more pink overall and slightly downcurved. the sunshine makes it look yellow at the base and around the eye but close up it is actually pale pink while the rest looks dark pink but not red. The other bird behind is paler, There is a third similar bird on the right but almost hidden. The two birds lower left are different.
Hi Williams family, thank you for your input on this Moth. I would be wary of your suggestion for this specific species due to the location it was seen in (Sikkim, India) being thousands of miles away from Borneo, Malaysia to which B. flavodiscalis is restricted to. Barsine is a huge family of very similar moths but specific species are mostly segregated into specific locations as per the following table: http://ftp.funet.fi/index/Tree_of_life/i...
There are many instances nowadays when specific species can only be positively identified by using DNA analysis which is not readily available to the masses. I would suggest looking closely at the distribution maps on the above site to determine the most likely species based on range.
Hopefully we can all learn a little from this.