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Offline D.Lock

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partially transparent moth/butterfly? | Phanus vitreus (Hesperiidae)
« on: Thu, 26 October 2017, 10:42:33 AM »
Hello,

Can you help me ID this partially transparent moth/butterfly?

Thanks,
Dick
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 March 2018, 10:06:12 PM by Auke »

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Re: partially transparent moth/butterfly?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 27 October 2017, 10:22:17 PM »
Another skipper (family Hesperiidae). This one likely belongs in the genus Phanus.

Cheers, Auke

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Re: partially transparent moth/butterfly?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 December 2017, 03:06:14 PM »
This is Phanus vitreus (Stoll, 1781).
Hajo

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Re: partially transparent moth/butterfly?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 01:00:07 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: partially transparent moth/butterfly?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 February 2018, 08:17:32 PM »
I found the same species! (I think). It flew around in our Tigri-bus near Cola Creek, February 22nd, 2018. Great to have an ID. Thanx.

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Re: partially transparent moth/butterfly? | Phanus vitreus (Hesperiidae)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 10:19:46 PM »
No Klaas, your specimen belongs to a different species and maybe even a different genus. I you closely compare the patterns of the wings, you will see that they are similar but not identical. They're playing the same game for you as woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptinae) are playing for me. ;)

Cheers, Auke