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Photo #6273: Diaphania sp.



Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Konstantin Kraevsky. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Alexandr Zhakov

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2011-02-00 00:00:00, Guyana, the Cuyuni River basin, near Quartzstone stream, at the exploration camp area.

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04.09.2015 10:25, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Not identified Diaphania / Confidently identified / Alexandr Zhakov.

24.01.2013 1:21, Peter Khramov

Nearly two years passed and the moth has already become a citizen.

23.01.2013 21:06, Evgeny Komarov

The photo linked and this specimen quite differ consdering that there are number of similar species of the genus.

23.01.2013 0:11, Alexandr Zhakov

It's the only one photo on the linked website for 8 years the species has been on the web and that forum, so questionable. Also not sure that's the same species we've got here. Visually, at least. There are pics of this moth on, named Diaphania sp. though. I'd wait for some sure thing. :)

22.01.2013 23:18, Peter Khramov

Alexandr, what about this new one?

21.01.2013 11:53, Lev Bely

It might be Diaphania mirabilis,

21.01.2013 2:41, Alexandr Zhakov

4 out of 7 are right IDs and 3 aren't.

21.01.2013 2:02, Alexandr Zhakov

Nah, not right. There are only three of them with Diaphania nitidalis, the rest what Lev IDed are quite questionable, it's a different species.

20.01.2013 19:38, Peter Khramov

So if this is still held on, what's with other photos of Diaphania nitidalis, if they're actually identified right?

16.11.2012 19:57, Alexandr Zhakov

Rather difficult to dissect digital images.
Opposed to count and compare genes. :)

15.11.2012 1:48, Peter Khramov

Dis-sect! Dis-sect! (chanting).

15.11.2012 1:40, Lev Bely

Alexandr, thanks. Agree, the pattern looks questionable. Pity can't be identified surely.

15.11.2012 1:23, Alexandr Zhakov

If not evident misidentifying, all nitidalis have this white spot in the middle of the forewing extended to the wing's bottom edge. All those moths you identified as Diaphania nitidalis have this spot of a triangular shape and not stretched to the wing's bottom edge as here (not identified). It might be Diaphania nitidalis, but I wouldn't identify it as one not to make a mistake.

14.11.2012 22:44, Lev Bely

Why not? Really curious.

14.11.2012 22:20, Alexandr Zhakov

Doesn't come up to nitidalis. The species is quite variable, haven't yet spotted such in the web though.:)

14.11.2012 19:19, Lev Bely

Diaphania nitidalis?

19.02.2011 17:20, Alexandr Zhakov

Only Diaphania genus still.

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