Endosimilis stilbealis




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  • Endosimilis stilbealis

    30 Nov 2017-37.9,145.3Mark Ridgway

    Small triangular moth with subtle colours which props itself onto it's outer wing margins. .

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    1. Cathy Powers  This appears to be the lighter colour form but may be gender as this one looks like female and Leuba's looks like male.

      Reply • 30 Nov 2017

      • Mark Ridgway  Thanks again Cathy. I promise we aren't trying to test you. We really should have checked with each other. Of course they would probably be the same species. Embarrassing.

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    2. Cathy Powers  Species added.

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  • Endosimilis stilbealis

    29 Nov 2017-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    This is one of the most attractive of pyralids. It sat upright resting on its legs, hlding up a recurved abdomen. Wings ( span about 15 mm) were a beautiful and rich mix of deep red and orange. The fore wings were divided into three parts with the mid section showing a dark spot near the costa. Antennae were swept back. Attracted to bright lights in the house. My thanks to Cathy Powers for the ID.

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    1. Cathy Powers  Added.

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    2. Cathy Powers  Leuba - from my investigations, Persicoptera aglaopa has different markings on the hindwing than your image. It has yellow with a dark band at the outer margin of the hindwing. This appears to be more like Endosimilis stilbealis - perhaps gender specific.

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    3. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. I believe you are right. I found a moth very similar in colour to mine on Barcodinglife.com and it was E.stilbealis.

      Reply • 03 Dec 2017