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Photo #13085: Heliothela wulfeniana

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Heliothela wulfeniana

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Maria Pozdnova. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Alexandr Zhakov

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 0000-00-26 16:50:00, Moscow region, Narofominsk district, Vereisky forestry, Veselyovo village.

Photographer's comment: Picked from a blossoming horseradish on a sunny day. It's colored black, a bit greeny, has a white spot on its hind wings. A small Geometridae size, the wing length is about 5—7mm.

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11.08.2012 21:01, Peter Khramov

Just added the data to species descriptions. Now you can see more real info of species expansion in Russia.

11.08.2012 16:15, Peter Khramov

Maria, now descriptions of Russian species are sourced from European references, which tend to err quite often. I'll soon reprint here some info of Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Russia, that is more reliable on the subject. Some of those data already used in our catalogue (Russian regions selection), yet not for species descriptions.

11.08.2012 15:50, Maria Pozdnova

What's about that there is no Russia in the species description? Neither it's included, nor excluded.

11.08.2012 14:54, Peter Khramov

Phew. This one has "wool". Moved.

11.08.2012 14:43, Alexandr Zhakov

Heliothela wulfeniana.

11.08.2012 14:31, Peter Khramov

The "wool" on wing edges is white here, whilst A. stigmosalis, I guess, does not have such...

11.08.2012 13:55, Maria Pozdnova

Amaurophanes stigmosalis, maybe? Has alike light spots on upper wings... Sadly, just this angle shot.

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