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Spotted in my desert garden
aka Green Drab Moth
thanks Bernadette S :)
Thanks, Uday! You have a great collection of critters!
amazing! btw thanks for following me :)
Thanks! And thanks for letting me know, Karen. What a nice blog post about African moths! PN is awesome. :-)
Congrats on the blog feature Bernadette..!
This is so so great!
Congratulations Bernadette, your lovely moth is featured in the Project Noah blog today - http://blog.projectnoah.org/
@jgorneau~ Thanks for the links! I see the dot you are speaking of. So we'll keep this ID. And your common name! :-) So much nicer than Drab anything.
A handsome moth. I can see where the idea of a pyramid came from =)
I checked the links again. O. tirhaca is definitely it in my eyes! :)
No problem! I was having trouble distinguishing O. tirhaca and O. legendrei, though I came to the conclusion of O. tirhaca because it, as in your spotting has a small black dot on the inside of the forewing. This mark is absent in O. legendrei. Here are the links if you would like to see for yourself.O. tirhacahttp://africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE...O. legendreihttp://africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE...And if you are ever unsure of my suggestion, you can always keep it a genus, Ophiusa sp., per say.You are very, very welcome, and I am glad to put a name to this beautiful moth. It's common name is actually Green Drab, which I think is highly offensive to the moth, so I have suggested the common name as Egyptian Noctuid. You can change it to whatever you want if you'd like! Enjoy! You have an amazing collection!
@jgorneau ~ Many, many thanks for the ID!
Yes, I just tried again to delete and upload. Hope it's showing now!
Hi Bernadette, I still cannot see the first image. Did you delete it and re-upload that image?
Thanks, KarenL and Ismael!NuwanChaturanga - is the first photo loading for you now?
Great spotting, welcome to the community
Beautiful!Welcome to Project Noah Bernadette!
1st photo isn't loading can u please reload it
Lat: 28.51, Long: 34.52
Spotted on Oct 25, 2010 Submitted on Feb 2, 2012
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