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Zygaena sp.

Zygaena sp.

Description:

Quizás Zygaena contaminei... Polilla con las alas de color negro azulado y manchas rojo intenso, que varían según la especie, aunque algunas pueden ser muy polimorfas.

Habitat:

Solo se encuentra en Francia y España.

Notes:

Venenosa!! Poisonous!!

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4 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Hmmm... Looking at the several pictures, I would still tend to Contaminei. Note the slightly sharper marked band in Contaminei and yours. In Sarpedon this band looks in my eyes not so sharp demarked as in yours. But I agree these Zygaena are tough to ID. If you are feeling comfortable with Contaminei you may take Zygaena sp. and add the possible candidates with corresponding links in the description section.
"Sharp" band in Contaminei:
http://www.lepinet.fr/especes/nation/lep...
Here you see how easy it is to crash my "theory"...
http://www.european-lepidopteres.fr/Zyga...
Is this one really Sarpedon, compared with other ones???
My theory works again with this one:
http://www.lepiforum.de/2_forum.pl?md=re...
and this one:
http://www.lepiforum.de/2_forum.pl?md=re...
Hey, my theory still works with this one:
http://www.fleetingwonders.com/zygaena-c...
Hmmm... I am still confident with Contaminei, but I would not bet my ranch on this one. What do you think??

Beautiful

msb86
msb86 6 years ago

bayucca, why not Zygaena sarpedon? Which are the differences (in visu) between both species? Thanks!!! :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, Zygaena contaminei! Nice find!

msb86
Spotted by
msb86

Tejeda y Segoyuela, Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.62, Long: -5.95

Spotted on Jun 6, 2013
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013

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