Wednesday, 19 December 2018

PTEROPHORIDAE

It is difficult to get a positive identification on many of these moths. There used to be an online key that was very useful, but it disappeared a few years ago.
I will put on just a sample of the moths. I have previously put a couple of this family on the blog and they can be found by using the search in the top left of the blog.

Many of the PTEROPHORIDAE we see here are tiny, around 8mm wing span. They are the same size as some mosquitoes, and can easily be mistaken for mosquitoes at first glance. The largest ones can be  up to about 30mm wing span.

Stangeia xerodes PTEROPHORINAE  PTEROPHORIDAE



Family:- PTEROPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- PTEROPHORINAE
Genus:- Stangeia
Species:- xerodes









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This one is tiny. The pattern in the background is galvanizing crystals in a metal shed.



Unknown moth 0880 -4422








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Hellinsia balanotes PTEROPHORINAE PTEROPHORIDAE

This is a large moth. Wingspan 30mm plus.




Family:- PTEROPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- PTEROPHORINAE
Genus:- Hellinsia
Species:- balanotes











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