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From Alicante (Spain) -> Male of possible Nyctia halterata
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Posted on 04-11-2020 18:14

Location: Madrid (Spain)
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Mediterranean vegetation. September 21th, 2018.

Jfdocampo attached the following image:

Edited by Jfdocampo on 09-11-2020 11:09
Jan Maca
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Posted on 06-11-2020 07:35

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Looks like Nyctia, although the wing is only slightly darkened.
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Posted on 06-11-2020 08:58

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Yes, it does. I took this picture in the same area only 13 minutes before.

Thank you Jan.
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Posted on 06-11-2020 09:00

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Hi, it's most probably a male Nyctia lugubris - although slightly darkened, indeed. But the petiole at cell r4+5 seems to be typical for lugubris.

It seems to be N. halterata, too (I overlooked it in thread_id=97940):
I've tried to find more info about lugubris and found this discussion:
Christoophe says "Nyctia haltera n'a habituellement pas la R5 pétiolée sauf une population méditerranéenne."
(Nyctia haltera usually does not have the petiolate R5 except for a Mediterranean population.)

Greetings, Eric
Edited by eklans on 06-11-2020 12:04
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Posted on 08-11-2020 16:51

Location: Madrid (Spain)
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Thank you Eric. Then I'll tag it as a possible male of Nyctia halterata.
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