Päiväkirja-arkisto kohteelle maaliskuu 2020

maaliskuu 16, 2020

Feltia jaculifera features

I struggle to explain this feature, so here is a picture with the Wshown. It can be darker and smaller than this one, but this shape in the Terminal area is an indication of Feltia jaculifera. Photo courtesy of https://www.cbif.gc.ca/SpeciesBank/spp_pages/noctuoidea/jpgs/image_e.php?image%5B%5D=110670.jpg%2CFeltia+jaculifera


Julkaistu maaliskuu 16, 2020 09:30 IP. käyttäjältä mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 2 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

maaliskuu 17, 2020

Feltia herilis features

Felti herilis is one of the easier spp of Feltia to identify. Orbicular spot is somewhat elongated, and is the the same shade as costal strip. The central light strip basically ends at reniform.

Feltia herilis
Photo courtesy of CBIF (https://www.cbif.gc.ca/SpeciesBank/spp_pages/noctuoidea/jpgs/image_e.php?image%5B%5D=110676.jpg%2CFeltia+herilis)

Julkaistu maaliskuu 17, 2020 07:37 IP. käyttäjältä mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

maaliskuu 19, 2020

Mythimna oxygala

Mythima oxygala is the only other species in this genus in North America. Very similar to , but the arrangement of the three black dots is characteristic.
Mythimna oxygla

Photo courtesy of CBIF - https://www.cbif.gc.ca/SpeciesBank/spp_pages/noctuoidea/jpgs/image_e.php?image%5B%5D=110436.jpg%2CMythimna+oxygala

Julkaistu maaliskuu 19, 2020 05:00 IP. käyttäjältä mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 1 kommentti | Jätä kommentti

maaliskuu 21, 2020

Feltia subgothica/tricosa

These are the two most difficult species to differentiate in the Feltia genus.The most reliable method is to look at the male antennal seate. The difference can be seen here - https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~gefauske/ndmoths/names/10674.htm - and these features can be seen on iNat with high image magnification, but not always.
Bugguide has a somewhat confusing description (https://bugguide.net/node/view/10466) that I no longer use. An important features to notice is the mounded orbicular spot which is not the same colour as all the costal streak.
F. subgothica has shorter antennal setae.

F. tricosa has longer setae, is darker, and looks like this.

This is only a rough guide. Due to variation and wear, it may not be possible to identify these moths visually, in which case (after Feltia jaculifera & F. herilis have been ruled out), genus Feltia Complex would be the prudent option.

Photos courtesy of CBIF.

Julkaistu maaliskuu 21, 2020 04:43 IP. käyttäjältä mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

Peridroma saucia

An exceedingly variable moth. Many resemble this image, but they range in colouration from brick red to this. Main features are 7 black marks along costa, large round orbicular spot, and a fairly prominent, double AM line.

Peridroma saucia

Photo courtesy of CBIF (https://www.cbif.gc.ca/SpeciesBank/spp_pages/noctuoidea/jpgs/image_e.php?image%5B%5D=110915.jpg%2CPeridroma+saucia)

Julkaistu maaliskuu 21, 2020 08:00 IP. käyttäjältä mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti