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From Alicante (Spain) -> Male of possible Nyctia halterata
Jfdocampo
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Posted on 04-11-2020 18:14
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Mediterranean vegetation. September 21th, 2018.

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Jan Maca
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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.

https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=5&thread_id=97940

Thank you Jan.
 
eklans
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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.

EDIT:
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:
https://www.insec...hp?t=87186
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
 
Jfdocampo
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Posted on 08-11-2020 16:51
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Thank you Eric. Then I'll tag it as a possible male of Nyctia halterata.
 
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