Daulia afralis (in Pearl Moths)


26 Dec 2016 22:58:39
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Thma Bang, KH-KK, KH
Added to iNaturalist
20 Jun 2019 15:05:01
Last updated
5 Jul 2020 09:10:41

Identifications and Comments

Identification by geechartier at 20 Jun 2019 15:05:03
Taxon: Daulia aurantialis [species]
Identification by hkmoths at 3 Jul 2020 10:45:21
Taxon: Daulia afralis [species]

this matches the holotype of afralis (Hope Museum, Oxford Uni) http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/collections/record.php?irn=3110&id=b9fb&searchterm=Daulia&type=basic&shownum=20&select_scope=Life&startnum=1&shownum=20

Comment by geechartier at 4 Jul 2020 08:14:56
@hkmoths thank you. The link to OUM is not working for me, possibly due to a recurring problem I am having with my IP address getting rejected by sites. One of the downsides of connecting through my mobile phone.
Comment by geechartier at 4 Jul 2020 08:18:54
@hkmoths I can see it on Pyralids of Borneo
Comment by geechartier at 4 Jul 2020 08:31:31
@hkmoths Having compared the two species on Pyralids of Borneo, I believe the fascia of this one better match those of aurantialis than afralis. For example, the HW submarginal and postmedial fascia in aurantialis meet to form a kind of distorted Y shape, where in afralis they are more widely divergent and form a V shape.
Comment by hkmoths at 4 Jul 2020 13:18:32
@geechartier - It was Terry Whitaker who put me onto this. Yours is definitely afralis going on the type..... I'll link the photo directly here..... PoB needs updating!
Comment by hkmoths at 4 Jul 2020 13:22:14
Here is Terry's email to me of 2nd July 2020 . . . "Hi Roger, I have discovered that the POB website has identification errors related to Daulia species. I had been using Wang & Speidel (2000: 183) as a confirmation of the ID of Daulia afralis Walker (1859) this incorrect. The species we had illustrated as Daulia auranticalis is in fact D. afralis The morphospecies we illustrated as D. afralis is probably the same as that illustrated by Wang & Speidel and may be un-named. Unfortunately Bae et al. 2012 also illustrated that un-named Daulia sp. as afralis when they encountered it in Korea.. In addition there is a similar species Daulia argentusalis Swinhoe. Do you have any Daulia spp. in HK? you should have the un-named species. Regards terry"
Comment by geechartier at 5 Jul 2020 09:10:32
@hkmoths, thank you!
Identification by geechartier at 5 Jul 2020 09:10:41
Taxon: Daulia afralis [species]

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