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    Default Erionota sp. ID request

    Hi Dr Seow,

    Would require some help in identifying this one. Is it a E.acroleuca apicalis or E. torus?

    Thank you.
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    Male Erionota acroleuca apicalis.


    E. acroleuca. Relatively small FW 25 -27 mm. Palm feeder.

    Male antennal club all white above.
    Female antennal club half white.
    HW bnad narrower in the upper half ,often ground heavily dark mottled.
    FW mid termen (outer margin) straight.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92340010.html
    Male & female.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...nny%20Chir.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...lt_male_02.jpg


    E. thrax. Large FW 31 - 37 mm.
    Male antennal club 2/3 white above, female half-white.
    HW band nearly of uniform width; ground less heavily dark.
    FW mid termen straight.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92330001.html
    Males.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...GlmUs&usqp=CAU
    http://www.farelli.info/pages_books/...nota_thrax.htm
    Female.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...2012--0060.jpg



    E. torus. Large FW 30 - 36 mm.
    Male antennal club 2/3 white; female half white.
    HW band nearly of uniform width.
    FW termen rounded, ie convex.
    http://yutaka.it-n.jp/hes/92320001.html
    Male India.
    https://indiabiodiversity.org/files-...0torus/178.jpg
    Females.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...0879-Copy5.jpg
    https://alchetron.com/cdn/erionota-t...esize-750.jpeg
    In some area form may have very broad wings eg HK female.
    https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.ama...8022/large.jpg



    TL Seow :Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr Seow for the detailed explanations and comparisons!
    Jian Kai

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    Hi Dr Seow,

    I shot this Erionota, the markings do resemble E.acroleuca, however the size was much larger than usual (estimated FW size 30+mm). I have raised a couple E.acroleuca before but they were never quite this large. Would like to hear your inputs.

    Erinota sp2aaa.jpeg
    Erinota sp2.xxx.jpeg
    Jian Kai

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    Post 4.

    This is a typical male E. acroleuca.

    An occasional giant.


    Male E. acroleuca. Antennal club wholly white above; HW patch irregular & much dark edged. FW margin straight.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...0-%20sunny.jpg
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...drick%20Ho.jpg


    Male E. thrax ;Antennal club 3/4 white above; HW patch fairly regular; FW margin straight.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg
    https://wanderingbutterflyeffect.fil...0f3c25860d.jpg


    Male E. torus. Antennal club 3/4 white above; HW patch fairly regular ;FW margin convex.
    India & Thailand.
    https://indiabiodiversity.org/files-...0torus/178.jpg
    https://a4.pbase.com/g6/98/670198/2/...8.2B9wFlm4.jpg


    Females of all three species have the antennal club 1/2 white above.




    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr Seow, did not know they could get this large, very cool to see in the field!
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    Another thing to note.

    As far as it is currently known, E. acroleuca only feeds on palms, while E. thrax & torus feed on Banana (Musa sp.)

    Mis-identification in the past was said to be the cause of palms included in the hostplants of E. thrax & torus.



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    Hi Dr Seow,

    Is this E. torus (female)? It was raised on banana leaves.
    sssdsdsdsds.jpeg
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    Post 8.

    Yes. E. torus. FW margin is convex .A female from the abdominal end.


    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Thank you Dr Seow!
    Jian Kai

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