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Noctuid Moth

Hypopyra vespertilio




2 species ID suggestions

Saturnidae
Cricula trifenestrata male

19 Comments

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 years ago

Dear NuwanChathuranga and bayucca, I have edited my spotting accordingly.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

OK, thanks for confirming, Nuwan! I wanted to hear it from you personally, since we have quite an interesting and "hot" discussion ;-)...
Now, Vincent, you can add the names with a good conscience!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

bayucca, i agree with vespertilio, one of those + is mine ;-)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

The patches might really show variation in extension and colors in all these species. You also have some variation female/male.
Where is Nuwan??

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 years ago

Dear Ashish Nimkar, the link you gave, http://en.goldenmap.com/Hypopyra, does not provide a picture of Hypopyra ossigera

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 years ago

Dear bayucca, I do not have any idea of the underside of this moth and the link http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...... shows patches in place of clearly marked dots.that are inside white circles which are again outlined in black.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Who was #4 "+"?? ;-)...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Another link for the "hooked" tip:
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Vincent, do you have an idea of the underside of this one?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

The wing tips are slightly different: Ossigera has a little "hook" whereas Vespertilio has not such a "hook".
http://content.teldap.tw/main/dc_detail....
I would still tend to Vespertilio.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Think link has most specie info....
http://en.goldenmap.com/Hypopyra

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Vincent if you checked and compare spots on link I mentioned with your spotted Moth...?
It is Hypopyra ossigera

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Here is the one from Irungbam:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jatishwor/7...

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 years ago

Dear bayucca, IrungbamJatishworSingh Ashish Nimkar, thank you for your suggestions. But none of them conforms cent per cent with my spotting. I am waiting for Nuwan to make a final decision.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Irungbam, please, check your flickr stream, you have one there!!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

@Irungbam: Cricula is a Saturniidae and looks like this: http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=...
Note the median line and follow it to the edge of the wing. In this one it ends in the middle of the edge, in Cricula the line ends apart the edge/tip of the forewing. In addition it should be more "hooked" to be Cricula. I am pretty sure it is a Hypopyra sp.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

There is another one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/haneesh/14...
I know that Irungbam has also one in his stream, but could not find it anymore.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Hypopyra sp., and probably Hypopyra vespertilio:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettaman/35...
Nuwan, please, take a look at this one, I am not 100% sure about the species.

Kerala, India

Lat: 10.65, Long: 76.54

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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