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Geometridae, Geometrinae

Chlororithra sp c.f. C. fea, Butler, 1889

Notes:

Discussion about the Genus and species on Facebook (Indianmoths Group) Singh Jatishwor:. I also have same specimen in Project Noah (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/108...) . We had a discussion during that time most of the people said Berta is not the correct genus for this species. You can check with this links..... http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax... http://www.flickr.com/photos/haneesh/137... Geometridae www.projectnoah.org June 9 at 6:54pm · Like · Singh Jatishwor: I hope in this matter Sir Peter Smetacek and Sir Roger Kendrick will help us to find out the correct genus for this species. Peter Smetacek: It does seem to be Berta near chrysolinea. Roger Kendrick: Finally had a chance to look in Fauna Sinica Insecta vol 54 (Geometrinae - Han & Xue, 2011) - the genus is Chlororithra Butler, 1889. Without being able to see the apex of the hindwing, I cannot be 100% sure about the species id., but it's close to C. fea Butler, 1889, the lectotype and paralectotypes are from Kangra district, Dharmsala, reared from Quercus alba Peter Smetacek: Roger, fea is much paler. I have it here. Peter Smetacek: you are correct about the genus, though.

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25 Comments (1–25)

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Personally I was convinced that this one was not a Berta sp. and I would never challenge an ID by Roger! And actually I fully agree with Chlororithra sp., looks really similar to Fea. So your ID Chlororitha sp. cf fea is correct.

@ bayucca, Chlororithra sp c.f. C. fea was suggested by Sir Roger Kendrick and Sir Peter Samtechek on facebook. What do you say about this genus.?

Beautiful camouflage!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Such a beauty MUST have an ID!! Unfortunately I have no IDea, I already checked "several hundreds" for this one, but no reasonable match, not even the genus...

sometimes we got wrong reference from others.. Thanks @bayucca for the correction.
But I am very eager to know ID of this specimen. Even I send the specimen photo to my professor. lets see what is his suggestion!!!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I know where you got your ID... I checked this before and I have some doubts if this ID is correct if you look at other, probably "serious" Berta IDs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mothlady/62...
Other Berta sp. which look completely different for being the same genus. But I am not sure, just some doubts...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/haneesh/137...
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthur_chap...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dedamselfly...

pmbagga
pmbagga 9 years ago

Wow !1 wonderful !!

Finally I got the ID of this moth. Geometridae, Geometrinae, Berta sp.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Ennominae family Moth from Geometridae superfamily.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Nature is great artist... what a colour and design allotted to this amazing moth. This texture surely camouflage with some tree's bark colours.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Stunning patterns! What a great spotting!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

incredible pattern!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Need to check species of Herochroma genus.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Fantastic one... Look like one of Geometridae family...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Sorry IrungbamJatishworSingh - I was joking about the holes. A clever optical illusion.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Fantastic!

no holes on the wing it is all spots only.

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Bella

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Fantastic pattern! I can see how this could become that latest fashion trend. I hope someone can ID it!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantasmical !! Great find IrungbamJatishworSingh.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Just amazing !!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

No - it's got holes in it.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Fantastic!

Bhutan

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2012

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