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.


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