Wednesday, 31 May 2017

NOCTUIDAE and EREBIDAE

Since I am now using the later classification of EREBIDAE which came from the splitting of NOCTUIDAE I have made a list of the sub families that have had samples taken in  Australia.


Let me know if I have missed any Australian sub families.
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Possibly Euproctis Poss galactopis LYMANTRIINAE EREBIDAE

 

Small white moths can be difficult to identify so there is plenty of room for error.

Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- LYMANTRIINAE
Genus:- Euproctis (Possibly )
Species:- galactopis (Possibly)




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LYMANTRIINAE Unknown 2863-5378

 Note the spurs, one long one short on the hind leg. The moth is missing a lot of scale.

 


 LYMANTRIINAE Unknown 2863-5378








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 LYMANTRIINAE  Unknown 1296-7837

 



LYMANTRIINAE  Unknown 1296-7837




 I have been unable to identify this one. It has some resemblance to moths in the Nygmia genus. It such a distinctive moth that I am surprised that I have not been able to identify it.


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2 comments:

  1. I'm dreading revising my classifications...but I will conform, eventually!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Nick
      Correct classifications are handy and scientifically of some importance, but I don't believe that they are necessarily so important that anyone should be discouraged from continuing their own private investigation into nature using the older classification. Before I publish a blog I type the genus and the species names in to google, both separately and together, plus cross referencing to other Taxa sites. The results although somewhat confusing show there are plenty of places to cross reference any of the older names and find the current name or visa versa.
      The important thing is to keep Mothing :)
      Don

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