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Photo #9314: Laothoe populi


Laothoe populi

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Maxim Schwarz. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Sergei Kotov

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2009-07-04 00:00:00, Belarus, Brest city, at Brest Centralny railroad

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04.10.2013 5:00, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Laothoe amurensis / Татьяна Гордеева Laothoe populi / Sergei Kotov.

03.10.2013 23:39, Sergei Kotov

Firstly, the shape of the wings. At the edge of the front wing amurensis with teeth, but they are more gentle and there is clearly a remarkable deepening. In populi edge of the wing again with teeth, but they are sharp (not flat) and arranged uniformly, without any kind, whatsoever recesses and curvatures.In this case, the teeth on the edge of the front wing of the uniform and pronounced, that is consistent populi. Secondly, painting and drawing. In amurensis monochrome painting, ash - gray transverse bands are mild, not clearly. In populi painting a brighter picture and a transverse bands clearly visible.In addition, populi white spot in the middle of the front wing is rounder and thicker. Amurensis Y is narrower and more elongated along the length of the strip-shaped. In this case, the color of butterflies and even an ash-gray shades (which led to the misconception that it is supposedly amurensis, instead populi), but the figure does not correspond to amurensis.Transverse stripes crisp, well visible white spot in the center of the front wing a thick, oval-shaped (rather than thin, elongate in the form of strips). Thus, the color of the butterfly as shown in the photo, is fully consistent with the phenotype Laothoe populi. For even more convincing compare this image with photographs, which really shows Laothoe amurensis.For example, on a page of the form Laothoe amurensis open link 'All pictures of this type in a large amount on the same page "and compare that controversial photo with pictures, which show exactly amurensis (all displayed around, on one page, and it will be convenient to compare). Then all doubts will disappear immediately.

03.10.2013 20:44, Vasiliy Feoktistov

What is the rationale?

03.10.2013 19:44, Sergei Kotov

No! It Laothoe populi (Linnaeus, 1758).

09.06.2011 0:26, Peter Khramov

Goes to amurensis.

08.06.2011 21:30, Tatyana Gordeeva

Laothoe amurensis Stgr.

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