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Melanchroia aterea




10 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

I didn't know about the antennae. I get it now. Thank you, Mark and Bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Dayflying moths sometimes have different antennae. They do not use these huge feather-like antennae, because they check the mates by sight not in the dakness of the night when they need long-distance calls by pheromones. Your antennae are mosly filamentous or straight ones. They might have little combs for extending the surface.

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

I am very grateful for the help to Mark. I was eager to identify this moth butterfly. I'm just saying that there is something different in the antennae.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Hi Sckel. Lack of 'club' ends on antennae made me look moths. Lack of 'comb' made me think female.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Yes, Mark's ID is correct.

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

thanks, dan & Maria.

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

Mark, I looked at the ID you gave me, there are similarities. But Melanchroia is a genus of moths? I photographed this butterfly (thought it was a moth, but is, in my opinion, a butterfly) it does not have these antennae that look like a comb. I'll find pictures of her with outstretched wings amidst my 11 000 photos of insects, I hope I survive this.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Dorsal view same?

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Very nice series

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Nice touch!

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.23, Long: -40.44

Spotted on Sep 16, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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