[Taxacom] Mystery photo

Marco Gaiani marco.gaiani at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 15:53:44 CDT 2012


Hi Stephen,

There are some male Margarodids that can be quite large (> 4 mm); the other
"details" are still obscuring the ID. Nevertheless my vote still goes to a
male scale.

Regards,

Marco

2012/10/25 Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>

> Hi Marco,
> Yes, that was my first thought. I can't rule it out, but the apparent wing
> shape, form of the abdomen, invisible legs, and some "details" at the head
> end prevent confirmation. Also, someone has suggested that the optics of
> the photo indicate an insect much larger that the claimed size of 2 mm.
> Cheers,
> Stephen
>
>   *From:* Marco Gaiani <marco.gaiani at gmail.com>
> *To:* "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> *Sent:* Friday, 26 October 2012 9:41 AM
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Taxacom] Mystery photo
>
> To me looks almost positively like a male scale insect (maybe a
> Margarodidae)
>
> 2012/10/25 Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
>
> > Thanks James, but this seems unlikely, as, some extra information I
> didn't
> > tell you, is that the insect is only supposed to be about 2mm long!
> > It seems that different people can interpret it as just about any order
> of
> > insect: Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera,
> > Thysanoptera, ...
> > Cheers,
> > Stephen
> >
> > From: James K Adams <jadams at daltonstate.edu>
> > To: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> > Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> > Sent: Friday, 26 October 2012 3:34 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Mystery photo
> >
> > Folks,
> >
> >        Not sure about the white "things", but this insect is a moth of
> > some kind (in the Erebidae: Arctiinae), just in case anyone cares.
> >
> > James
> > James K. Adams
> > Professor of Biology, Dalton State College
> > 706-272-4427; 678-767-5938
> > visit the Georgia Lepidoptera website at
> >      http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps
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Marco Gaiani
Cátedra de Entomología & Unidad de Bioinformatica
Curador de Hemiptera
Museo del Instituto de Zoología Agricola
http://www.miza-ucv.org.ve
Facultad de Agronomía
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Apdo 4579, Maracay 2101-A
Estado Aragua, Venezuela



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