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Egyptian Noctuid

Ophiusa tirhaca

Habitat:

Spotted in my desert garden

Notes:

aka Green Drab Moth


1 species ID suggestions

Egyptian Noctuid
Ophiusa tirhaca Ophiusa tirhaca African Moths

19 Comments

Uday
Uday 6 years ago

thanks Bernadette S :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Thanks, Uday! You have a great collection of critters!

Uday
Uday 6 years ago

amazing!
btw thanks for following me :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Thanks! And thanks for letting me know, Karen. What a nice blog post about African moths! PN is awesome. :-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 6 years ago

Congrats on the blog feature Bernadette..!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

This is so so great!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Bernadette, your lovely moth is featured in the Project Noah blog today - http://blog.projectnoah.org/

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

@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.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

A handsome moth. I can see where the idea of a pyramid came from =)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

I checked the links again. O. tirhaca is definitely it in my eyes! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

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. tirhaca
http://africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE...

O. legendrei
http://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!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

@jgorneau ~ Many, many thanks for the ID!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Looks great!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Yes, I just tried again to delete and upload. Hope it's showing now!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Hi Bernadette, I still cannot see the first image. Did you delete it and re-upload that image?

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, KarenL and Ismael!
NuwanChaturanga - is the first photo loading for you now?

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Great spotting, welcome to the community

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Beautiful!
Welcome to Project Noah Bernadette!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

1st photo isn't loading can u please reload it

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.51, Long: 34.52

Spotted on Oct 25, 2010
Submitted on Feb 2, 2012

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