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Cameron P

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Cameron P Banded Pennant
Banded Pennant commented on by Cameron P Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA7 years ago

Thanks so much StirredMocha! It always amazes me how responsive this community is, I wish I had half the knowledge of the experts out there!

Cameron P Common Barklouse
Common Barklouse commented on by Cameron P Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA7 years ago

Thanks so much ForestDragon!

Cameron P Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle
Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle commented on by Cameron P Comer, Georgia, USA7 years ago

Thanks stho002! First time I've seen anything like this

Cameron P Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird commented on by Cameron P Puntarenas, Costa Rica8 years ago

Thank you very much Liam! for both identifications!

Cameron P Limacodid or Slug Moth
Limacodid or Slug Moth commented on by Cameron P Cartago, Costa Rica8 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.

Cameron P Bombycid Moth
Bombycid Moth commented on by Cameron P Cartago, Costa Rica8 years ago

most of the Olceclostera sp. on BOLD look exactly the same, but when in doubt, I usually choose Dan Janzen's name over the others, and assume they are all just synonyms for one another

Cameron P Tiger Moth
Tiger Moth commented on by Cameron P Cartago, Costa Rica8 years ago

It also looks just like E. rosinum

http://eol.org/pages/3890568/overview

but it seems that name may have been a synonym for E. tarona, because it's been removed from the Eucereon list on EOL and is only found via search. I have nothing to back that up except an educated guess though

Cameron P Moth
Moth commented on by Cameron P Cartago, Costa Rica8 years ago

Definitely a Macaria sp., but M. approximaria, gambarina, ostia all look so similar I can't tell them apart. It should be one of those 3

Cameron P Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Cameron P Puntarenas, Costa Rica8 years ago

Thanks bayucca! I think it is a little ironic that the Discover Life source you used are actually my photos and my identifications.

I'm sure that this specimen:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...
is Hypocrita arcaei, although I believe the other specimen

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I...
I may have misidentified. It looks to be the same species I have posted here. I also think it may be a Hypocrita, but I don't believe any of them but the pinned specimen are H. arcaei.

The yellow at the base of the hindwing, the yellow diagonal on the forewing, and the iridescence at the top of the forewing all point to a different species, but probably one very closely related. It's had me stumped for months

Cameron P Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Cameron P Puntarenas, Costa Rica8 years ago

Thanks everyone!

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