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Jun 7, 2013 5:08 PM

Aglossa pinguinalis?

I'm again here with another Moth, seems to be Aglossa pinguinalis, but I need someone to confirm it, I'm not sure.




06.06.2013 - Northeast Italy (Padua)






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    Jun 7, 2013 9:56 PM (in response to Marcello Consolo)
    Re: Aglossa pinguinalis?

    Yes - I think you are correct with Aglossa pinguinalis (range includes Italy).

    But I am not 100% sure.


    A. pinguinalis is most similar to A. caprealis (cuprealis) - (range covers much of Europe and N. Africa, incl. Italy).

    The patterning is variable in both species to some extent, but A. caprealis is usually a coppery-brown colour, whereas A. pinguinalis is usually grey or a less-coppery brown. So I reject A. cuprealis, though not with a high degree of confidence.


    The next most-similar species is A. signicostalis (range incliudes Italy).

    That is too boldly marked.


    Europe or near-Europe species, ruled out:

    - A. asiatica - Cyprus and Crete

    - A. exsucealis - Cyprus and Lebanon

    - A. brabanti (brabantii)  - too plain

    - A. ocellalis - little information, but does not fit original drawing (1863)

    - A. dimidiata (dimidiatus) - Gibraltar

    - A. rabatalis - Morocco (and elsewhere?), does not fit original drawing (1922)

    (There are quite a few other species further afield.)




    - (several pages)


    Sorry that I, too, am not sure.



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