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Leucania Moth

Leucania amens

Description:

1,5 cm moth

Habitat:

in home

1 Species ID Suggestions

Leucania Moth
Leucania amens


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10 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

A 'hot pink' moth would be a relief. Been chasing an ID on a green caterpillar all day.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

;) and claim a new species....

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

It actually sometimes helps to sharpen the detail on moths, because then, some small markings, which may be a s"species determiner" can only be clearly seen if "sharpening" is used. Just don't turn the moth hot pink on us! :)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

yes, and i also "sharpened" the detail on photo (maybe I should not with the fine moths) that also made the lines stand out more... i really believe we have it. and exciting - i dont see another on PN, only family of...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

I think so! Your moth seemed a little more definitively colored, but it may have just eclosed recently, and perhaps the pinned specimens are a bit more worn.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

Brilliant! Thank you J and gatorfellows. I think you both gave me the exact ID, the lines on the pinned moth seems exactly the same! all agree then?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thanks Gatorfellows. I was trying to copy that page, I guess that sent when my connection was bad.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Your link did took me to a login to google page; so that is why I sent you a different reference that I use for ID african species. Not fond of pinned; but you can compare the striping on your upperwings. It looks like you have a correct ID to me, but did not search other possibilities.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Here is a link to a pinned specimen: http://africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE...

Here is the list page: http://africanmoths.com/african_moth_spe...

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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