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Re: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora

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  • Sanjay Sondhi
    HI Parag, Must be a callidulid. Do pull out the image. best Sanjay Sondhi Titli Trust www.titlitrust.com Kalpavriksh www.kalpavriksh.org +91 135 2607452
    Message 1 of 3 , May 30, 2013
      HI Parag,

      Must be a callidulid. Do pull out the image.

      best

      Sanjay Sondhi

      Titli Trust
      www.titlitrust.com

      Kalpavriksh
      www.kalpavriksh.org

      +91 135 2607452

      On 29-May-13, at 8:09 PM, paragrangnekar@... wrote:

      > Dear Sanjay,
      >
      > We have a very similar one here in the Western Ghats as well but I
      > have no idea about the species.
      >
      > Will try and dig out the image.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Parag
      > Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from !DEA
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@...>
      > Sender: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 17:04:34
      > To: Indian Moths<Indianmoths@...>; <ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
      > >
      > Reply-To: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora
      >
      > Hello folks,
      >
      > Here is an interesting moth from Western Himalaya, that I photographed
      > recently in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. This day-flying moth, a
      > callidulid, had me foxed many years ago when I had just started
      > watching butterflies.
      > Family: Callidulidae
      > Species: Pterodecta anchora
      > Location: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
      > 19 May 2013
      >
      > Sanjay Sondhi
      >
      > Titli Trust
      > www.titlitrust.com
      >
      > Kalpavriksh
      > www.kalpavriksh.org
      >
      > +91 135 2607452
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • Krushnamegh Kunte
      Parag is probably talking about Tetragonus (Callidulidae). I think catamitus is not uncommon in evergreen forests of the Western Ghats. I have attached my
      Message 2 of 3 , May 31, 2013
        Re: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora Parag is probably talking about Tetragonus (Callidulidae). I think catamitus is not uncommon in evergreen forests of the Western Ghats. I have attached my image from the Anamalais.

        With best regards,

        Krushnamegh.
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        From: Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@...>
        Reply-To: butterflyindia <ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 09:04:04 +0530
        To: butterflyindia <ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com>
        Cc: Indianmoths <Indianmoths@...>
        Subject: Re: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora

         
         
         
           

        HI Parag,

        Must be a callidulid. Do pull out the image.

        best

        Sanjay Sondhi

        Titli Trust
        www.titlitrust.com

        Kalpavriksh
        www.kalpavriksh.org

        +91 135 2607452

        On 29-May-13, at 8:09 PM, paragrangnekar@... <mailto:paragrangnekar%40yahoo.com>  wrote:

        > Dear Sanjay,
        >
        > We have a very similar one here in the Western Ghats as well but I  
        > have no idea about the species.
        >
        > Will try and dig out the image.
        >
        > Regards,
        > Parag
        > Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from !DEA
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@... <mailto:sanjay.sondhi1%40gmail.com> >
        > Sender: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ButterflyIndia%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 17:04:34
        > To: Indian Moths<Indianmoths@... <mailto:Indianmoths%40yahoogroups.co.in> >; <ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ButterflyIndia%40yahoogroups.com>  
        > >
        > Reply-To: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ButterflyIndia%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora
        >
        > Hello folks,
        >
        > Here is an interesting moth from Western Himalaya, that I photographed
        > recently in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. This day-flying moth, a
        > callidulid, had me foxed many years ago when I had just started
        > watching butterflies.
        > Family: Callidulidae
        > Species: Pterodecta anchora
        > Location: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
        > 19 May 2013
        >
        > Sanjay Sondhi
        >
        > Titli Trust
        > www.titlitrust.com
        >
        > Kalpavriksh
        > www.kalpavriksh.org
        >
        > +91 135 2607452
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------------------------------
        >
        > ---
        > Follow http://twitter.com/DiversityIndia
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        >
        >
        >

         
           


      • Sanjay Sondhi
        Ajay, This could be Callidula erycinoides or Callidula attenuata. In the latter, the FW band narrows to the apex, but the best way of being certain is to see
        Message 3 of 3 , May 31, 2013
          Ajay,

          This could be Callidula erycinoides or Callidula attenuata. In the latter, the FW band narrows to the apex, but the best way of being certain is to see the upperside FW band. 

          Rgds

          Sanjay Sondhi

          Titli Trust

          Kalpavriksh

          +91 135 2607452

          On 31-May-13, at 5:18 PM, Ajay Gaikwad wrote:

           

          Got similar type from Namdapha NP in my March 2013 trip
          regards


          On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Suvarna Ketkar <sdketkar@...> wrote:
           

          Beautiful capture!



          On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@...> wrote:
           

          HI Parag,

          Must be a callidulid. Do pull out the image.

          best



          Sanjay Sondhi

          Titli Trust
          www.titlitrust.com

          Kalpavriksh
          www.kalpavriksh.org

          +91 135 2607452

          On 29-May-13, at 8:09 PM, paragrangnekar@... wrote:

          > Dear Sanjay,
          >
          > We have a very similar one here in the Western Ghats as well but I
          > have no idea about the species.
          >
          > Will try and dig out the image.
          >
          > Regards,
          > Parag
          > Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from !DEA
          >
          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@...>
          > Sender: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
          > Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 17:04:34
          > To: Indian Moths<Indianmoths@...>; <ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
          > >
          > Reply-To: ButterflyIndia@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: [ButterflyIndia] Pterodecta anchora
          >
          > Hello folks,
          >
          > Here is an interesting moth from Western Himalaya, that I photographed
          > recently in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. This day-flying moth, a
          > callidulid, had me foxed many years ago when I had just started
          > watching butterflies.
          > Family: Callidulidae
          > Species: Pterodecta anchora
          > Location: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
          > 19 May 2013
          >
          > Sanjay Sondhi
          >
          > Titli Trust
          > www.titlitrust.com
          >
          > Kalpavriksh
          > www.kalpavriksh.org
          >
          > +91 135 2607452
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
          >
          > ---
          > Follow http://twitter.com/DiversityIndia
          > ---Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >






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