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Limacodid or Slug Moth

Euclea mesoamericana

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Cameron P
Cameron P 8 years ago
moth
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7 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

added a photo...,

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I now the limits with common names, as Cameron pointed out. However, we need one here on Project Noah and I think that's fine. If you search for a genus or soecies you might start with a general search for the family. Search engines might miss if it is just called "moth". So, if there is really no accepted common name in english I would prefer the family name in the name. Sometimes it sounds not very familiar like the actual/"new" taxon "Erebid Moth" but I think it is better than just moth. Most important are still the scientific names.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks to both bayucca and Cameron P...

Cameron P
Cameron P 8 years ago

I also agree with Bayucca about the common names, but I don't know what they are myself, so rather than give an improper common name I just always default to moth. Keeping track of the scientific names is usually plenty difficult itself. However since Project Noah requires a common name on all spottings, it's worth figuring out what a correct common name would be.

pamsai, it's true! Identifying photographs of living moths with photographs of pinned specimens can be extremely frustrating, because you lose all of the visual cues associated with natural resting posture. However, there aren't any comprehensive resources for living moths available, so learning to match the two just comes over time.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

done, bayucca...

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I suggest that we do not add just the common name "moth", but instead the family name, in this case either "Limacodid Moth" or "Slug Moth". This should also be considered for other spottings.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Cameron. But how you can see that the moths in BOLD and this one are the same, beats me! They look so different with closed or open wings.

pamsai
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Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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