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Cyana determinata Walker ? Seems to be close match with Cyana determinata Walker<br />
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<a href="http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/nudariini/nudariini_1_13.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/nudariini/nudariini_1_13.php</a><br />
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&quot;http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/02_ARCTIINAE/04_Lithosiinae/21_Cyana/Cyana determinata/Cyana determinata.htm&quot; Cyana,Fall,Geotagged,India,beautiful,bengaluru,closeup,moth,nikon d7100,wild Click/tap to enlarge

Cyana determinata Walker ?

Seems to be close match with Cyana determinata Walker


"http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/02_ARCTIINAE/04_Lithosiinae/21_Cyana/Cyana determinata/Cyana determinata.htm"

    comments (5)

  1. I think you're close indeed, and thanks for doing the research. Still I have some doubts. From you first link:

    "The male has three black discal dots in a triangle, the female has only the more costal two of these, set longitudinally"

    Whilst your specimen only has a single dot. Another difference is in the legs, your specimen has all-orange legs, the 2nd link has white/orange banded legs.

    I'm not enough of an expert to disqualify your theory, but there's some reason to doubt it. In any case I'd say its awfully close :)
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Onlly just now noticed that you had beat me to it :o)
      Might I abuse this opportunity to once again request that we may have "identifications" at a higher taxonomic level, so that images like these might still be found through the taxonomy browser at the genus, tribe or (sub)family level. I strongly feel that this would improve things both for users/watchers who like to find an impression of wildlife diversity here as well as for uploaders/identifiers who would feel that their contributions are put to better use.
      It's a shame that typical (and pretty) groups such as these Cyanas can not be found/used on the site's representation of wildlife taxonomy, just because it is hardly ever possible to get to a species ID from photo alone. I should probably have quite a few (mediocre) images of moths and other insects from Java that I will not be able to identify to species and as such imho are hardly worthwhile uploading now ...
      Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
      1. Yes, saw yesterday that we cross posted :)

        I agree with you, partial identifications would be very useful. As explained in my strategy update, they are far away. So I hope you have a lot of patience :)
        Posted 2 years ago
  2. Hi gsachar,

    On the page you link for C.determinata it is explained that the male has 3 black spots and the female 2. This doesn' t match with your photo. Have a look here:
    From that collection C.perornata seems to be a better match:

    but there may well be others still (?)
    Cyana malayensis (female) ?
    Cyana selangorica (female) ?
    Cyana maiae (female) ?
    Cyana inconclusa (female) ?

    Or others not listed on Moths of Borneo, such as Cyana puella (known from India)

    I' m afraid we would need a proper expert for this group to get a reliable ID :o|
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. Between, here is another link which claims it to be Chionaema peregrina (Walker)

      We definitely need an expert here! :O
      Posted 2 years ago

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Uploaded Feb 27, 2017. Captured Oct 4, 2016 08:10 in Gunjur Palya Rd, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087, India.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/6.7
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 105mm