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Phrygionis incolorata - Incolorata Moth (Prout, 1910) Lepidoptera: Bombycina: Geometroidea: Geometridae: Ennominae: Baptini<br />
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31th of October, 2018 announcement. I have never done this before in my posts but this time it will be different - Brazil is undergoing a process that may decide the fate of the entire planet as its lungs are located here. The new president of Brazil wants to merge the Ministry of Agriculture with the Ministry of the Environment, two antagonical sectors. If this happens, the impacts will be great worldwide. Sign this petition to stop it: <a href="https://peticaopublica.com.br/psign.aspx?pi=BR108740&amp;fbclid=IwAR1_lnYiiXxof5Ec5Ve5NFrV2u4Ijt6GJsRIcfSm5Ee5ZimGvTWG9EySJ5M" rel="nofollow">https://peticaopublica.com.br/psign.aspx?pi=BR108740&amp;fbclid=IwAR1_lnYiiXxof5Ec5Ve5NFrV2u4Ijt6GJsRIcfSm5Ee5ZimGvTWG9EySJ5M</a><br />
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Date of the picture: 10th of November, 2017 at 08:25:34pm.<br />
Location: Brazil, Santa Catarina, Benedito Novo (Lat: -26.769057719280113, Long: -49.362608622009475, Accuracy in meter: 4.265954219920082)<br />
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Wingspan: 16 - 18mm<br />
Sex: Possibly ♀<br />
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Phrygionis incolorata is a species of moth in the order Lepidoptera, subdivision Bombycina, superfamily Geometroidea, family Geometridae, subfamily Ennominae and tribe Baptini. Based on what is seen on the antennae and description below this is a female, but no assurance is given.<br />
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MORPHOLOGY AND A BIT OF THE ANATOMY FOR ACADEMICS:<br />
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Wingspan lies between 16mm - 18mm. Base of forewings made of a yellow metallic transverse band outlined by a black border. Postbasal area containing a longer yellow metallic transverse band outlined in black and the costa segment has a black spot and a yellow stripe going towards the base. Discal area next to the costa contains a black, medium dot and a yellow metallic stripe connecting the previous yellow band with the next in the postdiscal segment. Postdiscal segment has a large and long yellow metallic transverse band outlined in black that has continuity with the hindwings until the costa. Marginal area of the forewings with a fine yellow metallic band outlined in black on both sides with continuity until the apex of the hindwings and broken in the tornus by an ocellus. The overall coloring of the moth is brown. The genus has apomorphy in the male genitalia which is prominent, usually forked and a posterior extension of the juxta. The female genitalia has a signum as a dentate disc, hollow or not, or signum-absent. Antennae bipectinate in males and simple filiform in females. Front of the head is very narrow in males, but this information needs confirmation. Usually, members of the genus itself have three metallic-edged transverse bands on the forewings. The postdiscal band is more distinct and follows Oudeman&#039;s Principle as described. The hindwings has one or two small dark spots at the outer margin near or at vein M3. Forewings lack fovea and veins Sc and R1 meet to form a secondary cell. These spots may present themselves as partially metallic. The outer margin of the hindwings tend to be sharply angled or rounded. Tympanal cavity contains a well-developed sac extending from the wall. 6th tergite of the male abdomen may contain hair scale tufts, absent in a few species.<br />
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ENDS HERE<br />
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I could find close to no information on these moths. According to a source provided below, the genus is distributed as such:<br />
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Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Honduras (Scoble); Costa Rica; Panama; Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; USA Virgin I. (Scoble); Guadeloupe (Herbulot, <a href="http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Produits/PAPILLON/geometri/texteng/geometri.htm)" rel="nofollow">http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Produits/PAPILLON/geometri/texteng/geometri.htm)</a>; Dominica; Martinique; Trinidad; Colombia; Venezuela; Guyana; Surinam; French Guyana; Ecuador (Scoble); Peru; Brazil; Bolivia; Paraguay (Scoble); Argentina; Uruguay (Scoble); [USA: Texas (Scoble), and Florida].<br />
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Host plants MAY include Rampanea umberallis (Myrsinaceae) but this definitely needs confirmation.<br />
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Neotropical Ennominae members are significant components of tropical forests. The caterpillars feed on leaves of trees and shrubs. Attracted to lights, only the cycle of P. polita was described: <a href="http://livros01.livrosgratis.com.br/cp036346.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://livros01.livrosgratis.com.br/cp036346.pdf</a><br />
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Phrygionis incolorata&#039;s behavior, lifecycle, feeding habits and reproduction remains to be known and recorded. What is known, however, is that P. incolorata are of nocturnal activity.<br />
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The genus itself bears close resemblance to Pityeja and Opisthoxia, and must not be mistaken.<br />
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<a href="https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/135/2-3/121/2629570" rel="nofollow">https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/135/2-3/121/2629570</a><br />
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Phrygionis incolorata - Incolorata Moth (Prout, 1910)

Lepidoptera: Bombycina: Geometroidea: Geometridae: Ennominae: Baptini

31th of October, 2018 announcement. I have never done this before in my posts but this time it will be different - Brazil is undergoing a process that may decide the fate of the entire planet as its lungs are located here. The new president of Brazil wants to merge the Ministry of Agriculture with the Ministry of the Environment, two antagonical sectors. If this happens, the impacts will be great worldwide. Sign this petition to stop it: https://peticaopublica.com.br/psign.aspx?pi=BR108740&fbclid=IwAR1_lnYiiXxof5Ec5Ve5NFrV2u4Ijt6GJsRIcfSm5Ee5ZimGvTWG9EySJ5M

Date of the picture: 10th of November, 2017 at 08:25:34pm.
Location: Brazil, Santa Catarina, Benedito Novo (Lat: -26.769057719280113, Long: -49.362608622009475, Accuracy in meter: 4.265954219920082)

Wingspan: 16 - 18mm
Sex: Possibly ♀

Phrygionis incolorata is a species of moth in the order Lepidoptera, subdivision Bombycina, superfamily Geometroidea, family Geometridae, subfamily Ennominae and tribe Baptini. Based on what is seen on the antennae and description below this is a female, but no assurance is given.

MORPHOLOGY AND A BIT OF THE ANATOMY FOR ACADEMICS:

Wingspan lies between 16mm - 18mm. Base of forewings made of a yellow metallic transverse band outlined by a black border. Postbasal area containing a longer yellow metallic transverse band outlined in black and the costa segment has a black spot and a yellow stripe going towards the base. Discal area next to the costa contains a black, medium dot and a yellow metallic stripe connecting the previous yellow band with the next in the postdiscal segment. Postdiscal segment has a large and long yellow metallic transverse band outlined in black that has continuity with the hindwings until the costa. Marginal area of the forewings with a fine yellow metallic band outlined in black on both sides with continuity until the apex of the hindwings and broken in the tornus by an ocellus. The overall coloring of the moth is brown. The genus has apomorphy in the male genitalia which is prominent, usually forked and a posterior extension of the juxta. The female genitalia has a signum as a dentate disc, hollow or not, or signum-absent. Antennae bipectinate in males and simple filiform in females. Front of the head is very narrow in males, but this information needs confirmation. Usually, members of the genus itself have three metallic-edged transverse bands on the forewings. The postdiscal band is more distinct and follows Oudeman's Principle as described. The hindwings has one or two small dark spots at the outer margin near or at vein M3. Forewings lack fovea and veins Sc and R1 meet to form a secondary cell. These spots may present themselves as partially metallic. The outer margin of the hindwings tend to be sharply angled or rounded. Tympanal cavity contains a well-developed sac extending from the wall. 6th tergite of the male abdomen may contain hair scale tufts, absent in a few species.

ENDS HERE

I could find close to no information on these moths. According to a source provided below, the genus is distributed as such:

Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Honduras (Scoble); Costa Rica; Panama; Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; USA Virgin I. (Scoble); Guadeloupe (Herbulot, http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Produits/PAPILLON/geometri/texteng/geometri.htm); Dominica; Martinique; Trinidad; Colombia; Venezuela; Guyana; Surinam; French Guyana; Ecuador (Scoble); Peru; Brazil; Bolivia; Paraguay (Scoble); Argentina; Uruguay (Scoble); [USA: Texas (Scoble), and Florida].

Host plants MAY include Rampanea umberallis (Myrsinaceae) but this definitely needs confirmation.

Neotropical Ennominae members are significant components of tropical forests. The caterpillars feed on leaves of trees and shrubs. Attracted to lights, only the cycle of P. polita was described: http://livros01.livrosgratis.com.br/cp036346.pdf

Phrygionis incolorata's behavior, lifecycle, feeding habits and reproduction remains to be known and recorded. What is known, however, is that P. incolorata are of nocturnal activity.

The genus itself bears close resemblance to Pityeja and Opisthoxia, and must not be mistaken.

https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/135/2-3/121/2629570

http://eol.org/pages/442349/overview

    comments (6)

  1. Beautiful moth, but terrifying to think of what could happen in Brazil. Posted 8 months ago
    1. If it happens here it will affect the whole planet and will shorten its lifespan drastically as Brazil contains what is called the "lungs of the planet". The fusion of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment is not only damaging to the planet as both are antagonical, but bad economically as well (since money is what they care for). It was "whispered" during the elections a possible selling of parts of the Atlantic Rainforest to foreigners. It this happens it will turn into a barren, oddly-shaped wasteland. That's why all efforts are being placed on blocking this and all petitions must be signed. I posted that as an attempt to raise awareness from outside the country because my relatively long reach can display what will the planet turn into if this happens. Posted 8 months ago
      1. I have been sick and depressed about this subject most of the week. My heart is breaking for our planet!

        Thank you for sharing, as always, Oscar! You are an amazing person!
        Posted 8 months ago
        1. It will be worked around, way too many people from here and from other parts of the world are pressuring and this won't happen for quite some time. We have time :) Posted 8 months ago
          1. I really hope so! So many sacred places are being stripped from us--all for MONEY! It is sickening!

            If there is anything else we can do to help, please let us know!
            Posted 8 months ago
            1. The pressure is growing. Whenever any other tools surface I will share Posted 8 months ago

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Phrygionis incolorata is a species of moth in the family Geometridae

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Species identified by Oscar Neto
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Uploaded Oct 31, 2018. Captured in R. Cruz e Souza, 493 - Centro, Benedito Novo - SC, 89124-000, Brazil.