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03 de febrero de 2022

TAXON-SPECIFIC Literature online

TAXON-SPECIFIC Literature online

The sun-moths of Western Australia (Western Australian Museum),
DNA Analysis Finds New Diamondback Moth Species in Australia,

Synemon plana — Golden Sun Moth,

Australian Hepialidae,

Phyllodes imperialis smithersi — Pink Underwing Moth,

Revising the Nacophorini moths of southern Australia (Nov 2017, work on Thalaina sp.),

Macroglossinae Summary (LEP BARCODE: AUSTRALIA);

Hepialidae (ghost moths) and other Exoporia of the world;

Hepialidae: Abantiades;
Moths of the tribe Pseudoterpnini (Geometridae: Geometrinae): a review of the genera ,

Description of Crypsiphona tasmanica sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), with notes on limitations in using DNA barcodes for delimiting species,

Australian Sphingidae – DNA Barcodes Challenge Current Species Boundaries and Distributions (2014),

The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos gangis (Jun 2012, Peter Hendry);


OCT 2020
Citizen science reveals the Palaearctic poison hemlock moth Agonopterix alstroemeriana (Clerck) (Lepidoptera: Depressariidae) has established in Australia

Publicado el febrero 3, 2022 07:26 MAÑANA por vicfazio3 vicfazio3 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de febrero de 2022

Hypena masurialis in Australia?

I would like to bring to everyone's attention the following discussion regarding the disposition
of Hypena masurialis records listed for Australia. There are 329 observations as of this

This dates from 8 months ago

and furthermore, The Coffs Harbour Butterfly House website removed H. masurialis and lists H. obacerralis

To sum up, Roger Kendrick concludes H. masurialis does not occur in Australia.

It is likely that virtually all of the Australian material so assigned actually refers to Hypena obacerralis

Despite this, I see the persistent use of H. masurialis within iNaturalist and feel the need to bring
the matter to those closest to it by virtue of listing the species within their observations.


If your eyes are already glazing over please skip to the end

    WARNING muddying caveat ensues:

It is not clear whether H. obliquarlis occurs in Australia.

The Australian Faunal Directory maintains H. masurialis. But H. masurialis is a junior synonym of
H. obliqualis ... which IS listed in AFD under Rhynchina. See..

Of R. obliquarlis, there is nothing in BOLD Systems.

However, this Coffs Harbour ref:
depicts three different forms including an examople labeled
Hypena masurialis but may well refer to H. obacerralis.


Suggested course of action within iNaturalist.

1. Stop using H. masurialis as this is clearly inappropriate.

2. Use Hypena sp. if you think we need to approach the
H. obacerralis / Rhynchina (Hypena) obliquarlis conservatively.

3. Opt for H. obacerralis as a relevant placeholder until such time the
taxonomy / identification is further clarified.

4. Reconsider your past identifications of H. masurialis and substitute either (2) or (3).

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Publicado el febrero 8, 2022 05:58 MAÑANA por vicfazio3 vicfazio3 | 15 comentarios | Deja un comentario