Monday, February 18, 2013

"Glittery, Sparkly, Satin Moths"

Caviria vinasia

These are yet another one of my most favorites ever. There are 4 genera with species that are like this Arctornis, Caviria, Euzora, and Carriola. I believe all of them are in Erebidae, Lymantriinae. Idk if they have Common names or not but I've dubbed them all "Glittery Sparkly Satin Moths" because that's exactly what they are. XD

If I'm not mistaken there is a moth called "The Satin Moth" I think......not too sure but these definitely need to be called that or something along those lines. Abbreviated as GSSN for short from here on out.

And now the fun begins!

Carriola ecnomoda

Carriola ecnomoda (Swinhoe 1907)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae *
Genus: Carriola
Species: ecnomoda
Synonyms: Leucoma ecnomoda (Swinhow 1907)
Links: Wiki Page * Flickr Photo of a Female (the male is also shown in the comments) *
Photo Credits: Arthur Anker Flickr

Questions/Ponderings & Additional info:

ɛïɜ #1 Lymantriinae used to be a family all on it's own within the Arctiidae (correct me if I'm wrong in any of this people!! Not too sure on things here) and for reasons I'm not entirely sure of taxonomist decided to make it a sub family of Erebidae of who's existence & creation I'm not entirely sure of how it came about. ^^;;
ɛïɜ #2 Wikipedia fails to go by correct classification. *sigh* -_- 
ɛïɜ #3 C. ecnomoda appears to be variable (?) Most of them have brown edges to their wings and the one in the photo I posted (which I got off of a tumblr) clearly does not. The one in the Flickr link I posted has lighter edges to her wings. But nothing that looks anything like this except for the green veins.

Which leads me to possibly conclude that:

1. It's an insanely beautiful variation/abberation etc
2. It's another Carriola sp. mistakenly identified as C. ecnomoda
3. It's another species in another genera altogether.

Enlighten me people!!

**Edit: After grabbing the original link (see above, "photo credits") I see it titled "Carriola sp. cf. Arctornis complex, maybe Carriola ecnomoda"

It leads to even more questions..........WTF is going on here! Arctornis complex?!! Do they hybridize or something?? I've read/heard about species complexes (*cough Hamadryas cough*) but genera complexes?? Is there even such a thing?

Another entry is needed for this! Later......on with it:

Arctornis sp. If you ask me it looks like (wing shape) the Carriola above. 0_0

If anyone know which species of Arctornis this is please let me know. ^^ Thank you

Photo Credits: Alexy Flickr

Arctornis l-nigrum I want to hug it. *.* Fuzzy sparkly angels....... *.*

Arctornis l-nigrum  (Müller 1764)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Genus: Arctornis
Species: l-nigrum
Synonyms: Phalaena l-nigrum, Arctornis pusillata, Bombyx v-nigrum, Bombyx nivosa
Photo Credits: Good Old Wikipedia XD

Arctornis egerina

Arctornis egerina (Swinhoe 1893)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriidae
Genus: Arctornis
Species: egerina
Synonyms: Leucoma egerina, Redoa egerina gymnophleps

Stay tuned for part 2 cause there's more. XD As always copyright infringement is not, nor ever will be intended.


Friday, February 08, 2013

Lycaenidae #1

  • Paradeudorix eleala (Hewitson, 1865)
  • Pilodeudorix otraeda (Hewitson, 1863)
  • bimaculata synonym of Deudorix lorisona (Hewitson, 1862)
  • Pilodeudorix elealodes (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
  • Paradeudorix ituri (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
  • Pilodeudorix diyllus (Hewitson, 1878)
  • Pilodeudorix pasteon (Druce, 1910)[
  • Pilodeudorix deritas (Hewitson, 1874)
  • Pilodeudorix kedassa (Druce, 1910)
  • Pilodeudorix kafuensis (Neave, 1910)
  • Pilodeudorix corruscans (Aurivillius, 1898)
  • Pilodeudorix bemba (Neave, 1910)
  • Pilodeudorix zela (Hewitson, 1869)
  • Pilodeudorix caerulea (Druce, 1890)[
  • Deudorix diocles Hewitson, 1869
  • Deudorix dariaves Hewitson, 1877
  • Deudorix lorisona (Hewitson, 1863)
  • diopolis synonym of Deudorix wardii (Mabille, 1878)
  • licinia synonym of Deudorix batikeli (Boisduval, 1833)
  • Deudorix dinochares Grose-Smith, 1887
  • Deudorix livia (Klug, 1834)
  • Deudorix antalus (Hopffer, 1855)
  • Deudorix caliginosa Lathy, 1903
  • Myrina silenus ficedula Trimen, 1879?
  • Myrina sharpei Bethune-Baker, 1906
  • Myrina subornata Lathy, 1903
  • Myrina dermaptera (Wallengren, 1857)
  • Pseudaletis antimachus (Staudinger, 1888)[
  • Pseudaletis mazanguli Neave, 1910
  • Pseudaletis batesi Druce, 1910
  • Pseudaletis leonis (Staudinger, 1888)
  • Pseudaletis agrippina Druce, 1888
  • Pseudaletis clymenus (Druce, 1885)
  • Syrmoptera amasa (Hewitson, 1869)
  • Syrmoptera homeyerii (Dewitz, 1879)
  • Syrmoptera melanomitra Karsch, 1895
Been on a research binge. I really really adore the Lycaenidae........I have several favorites.......genera.....Horaga, Tajuria, etc. Too many. Deudorix epijarbus is beautiful. Red........who'd ever Lycaenids. *.*

Ok.......I'm on autopilot now of sorts so apologies if I'm not making any sense. Don't feel too great. It's snowing and I'm in my house researching my lovely angels.

  • Deudorix diovis. Figs. 10 ♀, 11, 12 ♂. Accepted as Deudorix diovis Hewitson, 1863.
  • Deudorix dioetas. Figs. 13, 15 ♀, 14 ♂. Accepted as Rapala dioetas (Hewitson, 1863).
  • Deudorix epijarbas. Figs. 16, 18 ♂, 17 ♀. Accepted as Deudorix epijarbas (Moore, 1857).

I wonder why Deudorix dioetas was changed to Rapala dioetas? Was there something different in the wing venation/genetalia perhaps that distinguished it as a separate species worthy of it's own genera?

Warning.Some taxa/names may be misidentified/misapplied or placed in a different genus
  • 1, 1a, b Nacaduba viola = Horaga albimacula viola (Moore, 1882)
  • 2, 2a Nacaduba ardates = Prosotas nora ardates (Moore, 1874)
  • 3, 3a, b Lampides aelianus = Cupido aelianus (Fabricius, 1793)=Jamides celeno aelianus
  • 4, 4a Lampides elpis Godart, 1823 = Lampides kankena
 ↑ LOL at Wikipedia. XD If some of the taxa are possibly misidenitfied why doesn't someone do something about it? I'm no expert on Lycaenidae but I'm sure you could find someone. XD

I'll spam y'all with more later. I must go and de-thaw. It's disgusting out. X_X