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Photo #21046: Lymantria dispar

Male

Lymantria dispar

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Yuri Semejkin. Image without retouching at the website. Identified by: Alexandr Zhakov

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2012-08-01 00:00:00, Владивосток

Photographer's comment: Экземпляр, выведенный из куколки

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02.06.2015 16:36, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Imago Male.

12.11.2013 21:27, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Lymantria fumida / Yuri Semejkin Lymantria dispar / Alexandr Zhakov.

12.11.2013 21:25, Alexandr Zhakov

Irina, many thanks, larvae indeed look different, moving it.

12.11.2013 21:09, Irina Nikulina

This pic of L. fumida larvae may be useful: http://aoki2.si.gunma-u.ac.jp/youtyuu/HTMLs/haraakamaimai.html. Back then we had a talk with local entomologists about Lymantria species in Primorye, 3 species were mentioned as most common, namely Lymantria dispar, Lymantria monacha and Lymantria mathura, and for Primorye there was Lymantria dispar asiatica. Neither heard anything of fumida in Russia. Maybe, Vladimir Stepanovich doubted too if consider "_quest" as "question".

12.11.2013 18:00, Alexandr Zhakov

Turns out we'll move it to Lymantria dispar anyway. L. fumida is distributed in Japan, Korea and China, no info about Russia. Waiting for disproof.

18.02.2013 0:26, Yuri Semejkin

So again I've been collating this shot and one of Lymantria dispar http://lepidoptera.pro/gallery/21022, can't see the difference. Anybody please explain?

18.02.2013 0:14, Yuri Semejkin

It reads in full Lymantria fumida_quest. Don't know what "_quest" means.

17.02.2013 18:09, Alexandr Zhakov

Whilst Vladimir Stepanovich is highly competent, the moth condition makes it quite hard to suppose anything. Sinev's Catalogue and Far East identification guides vol. 5, part 4, don't mention this species in Russia, there is grisescens as well.
The larva looks very likely to be Lymantria dispar. Didn't manage to find larvae of the two species mentioned above. Don't insist on anything, just drawing attention. :)

17.02.2013 17:10, Yuri Semejkin

Identified by V. S. Kononenko, Institute of Biology and Soil Science FEB RAS.

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