Cirrhochrista grabczewskyi, Ivoloina park, Madagascar
An extraordinarily well defined moth. Most definitely Cirrhochrista sp. and within that genus, this by far comes closest:
The only doubt/problem is one little detail in the wings. Note the jagged tooth-like line in the middle of the wing on my pic, versus the straight thick line on that reference.
''Cirrhochrista grabczewskyi'' is a moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in subtropical Africa from Senegal to Kenya, and is also known from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Uploaded Feb 4, 2020. Captured Jul 23, 2019 20:14 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
Did you see this:
It seems that Cirrhochrista grabczewskyi/oxyalis/convoluta were being considered.
I can't find any sources (that I know to be reputable) with convincing evidence for the species-level ID. So, Cirrhochrista mulleralis may be correct, but I can't find any photos of it with the "heartbeat" squiggles on the lower part of the wings. Posted 3 years ago
Heartbeat is such a nice way to describe the pattern and it looks like the species you suggest has it:
(scroll down and click the left photo)
Only reservations that one person in that forum does not trust the BOLD assessment, but for now I'll take the risk of being just as correct/incorrect as BOLD. I think this is the only documentation out there.
Thanks so much! Posted 3 years ago
How fun this is to me is also a fairly recent discovery, before that I was completely ignorant about moths, and hardly interested in them. Now, I'm like an addict. The appeal is of course the beauty and diversity, but also how it is relatively easy to do. Posted 3 years ago
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https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/47411/recent Posted 3 years ago