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Maliattha sp.

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18 Comments

SachinGurule
SachinGurule 9 years ago

It is Maliattha sp.
As there are many similar & cryptic species occurs in the genus the species can only be determine by Genitalial dissection or DNA bar-coding.
In my Maliattha specimen i have dissected it for examining the genitelial morphology to determine the species as M. quadripartita

See here..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sachingurul...

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

i think its the same
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbrookes...


its really close to quadripartita

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

malcolm thank you :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sachingurul...
This is a link to the sample photo from SachinGurule which is identified as Maliattha quadripartita. It looks pretty close to me also!

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

fun ??

Meant to post you this also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maliattha it lists all the known Maliattha species with links to known info and pictures. The sp. indicates that it has been narrowed down to the first half of the binomial name but that the second half (word) is still undetermined. The link above lists all the possibilities. Have fun searching them!

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

thanks malcolm
i was thinking same about Noctuidae, Eustrotiinae
but Maliattha sp. species is right!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbrookes...

There are around 40 or so known species in Maliattha, you need to look at good pictures of all before making a decision, especially if it is not an exact match. Sachingurule has simply said "close to". The simple fact is that there are probably as many more species still unknown as there are known so you may be as close as you will get for the time being. It is always possible you 'might' find a new species. Before being accepted as a new species a sample needs to be fully analyzed and DNA sampled to determine all the information.

Better check this before jumping to any conclusive ID!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbrookes...

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

sachingurule
wonderful!
finally found someone who knws rhe ID
thank you v.much!

SachinGurule
SachinGurule 9 years ago

Maliattha sp.
Close to Maliattha quadripartita Walker, 1865
Noctuidae, Eustrotiinae

vijaybarve
vijaybarve 9 years ago

This is interesting, does not look like a Nyctemera to me. Closest Nyctemera I found was http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782.... If you can pleas add it to IndianMoths [http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/12710171] mission, I will try and get some more experts look at it.

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

ok i'll

Are you able to crop this picture so that the subject will display larger than it does at present, this may help with the ID.

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

:)

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

Ok thanx malcolm

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

thanks chief !
btw will you plz help me in ID ?

One possibility is a Marbled White Moth, Nyctemera coleta, in the Family Arctiidae, but there could be many more similar ones out of a possible 10,000!.

Uday
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Bhusawal, India

Spotted on Aug 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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