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Scarlet Basker Urothemis signata

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renju

Date

April 27, 2020 01:52 PM IST

Description

Aethriamanta brevipennis sitting on urothemis signata

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harshithjv

Date

February 23, 2020 03:32 PM IST

Description

Rhagodima cf. nigrocincta

Cincta (cinctus, cinctum) in latin means "surrounded by". So the portmanteau "nigrocincta" can mean "surrounding by black color". This might refer to colors and patterns on the abdomen of this species. Or it may not refer to black patches on some legs which does not form full circle/ring as in R. Annulata.

But these informations are not clear to me as per the description by Henry Meyners Bernard who described the species as Rhax nigrocincta along with Rhax Howesii (currently assigned as Rhagodes melanopygus). Another information I can find is that as per Simon's 1885 description R. annulata has body length of 18mm and as per Bernard's description of R. nigrocincta is around 1.25 to 2 inches. T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶m̶e̶n̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶w̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶1̶.̶2̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶1̶.̶5̶ ̶i̶n̶c̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶l̶o̶n̶g̶.̶ (The specimen was just 2 cms long after I re-checked the video where it climbed to my friend's hand. Videograb is attached as last photo.)

Henry Meyners Bernard's 1894 article on the species called "On two new species of Rhax. Journal of Linnean Soicety London" can be read here: https://ww.rcin.org.pl/dlibra/publication/88759/edition/67942/content?ref=struct

The illustrations on the book has been digitized and uploaded to Wiki Commons over here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta_cutted.jpg

Comparing the images above I can see similar black patches on the legs. Also the white moustache pattern has good resemblance on the individual. But I don't see the spurs specified in illustrations.

Note: I am not conforming on the species level identification here. I have just added my notes here for future reference for anybody who wants to take this subject for research.

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Bhutan Glory Bhutanitis lidderdalii

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nitinr

Date

August 28, 2017 09:03 AM IST

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Striped Pierrot Tarucus nara

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rajatjoshi03

Date

July 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST

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Slate Flash Rapala manea

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rajatjoshi03

Date

February 6, 2020 09:21 AM IST

Description

A fast moving flash
underwing is pale while the upperwing cosist of streaks of bluish colours

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Dark Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

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vijaybarve

Date

February 9, 2018 03:05 PM CST

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nuwan

Date

January 26, 2020 04:25 PM +0530

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prasannaparab

Date

January 26, 2020 10:15 PM IST

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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prasannaparab

Date

January 26, 2020 10:15 PM IST

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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christinechua

Date

January 25, 2020 08:26 PM IST

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Southern Birdwing Troides minos

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pgogte

Date

January 22, 2020 11:12 AM IST

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Bright Sunbeam Curetis bulis

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sarabseth

Date

November 27, 2019 01:15 PM PST

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Broad-tail Royal Creon cleobis

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subhajit_roy

Date

January 18, 2020 10:52 AM IST

Place

Barajaguli (Google, OSM)

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Kaiser-I-Hind Teinopalpus imperialis

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mnauky

Date

June 2, 2008 04:36 PM CEST

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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sahanam

Date

November 2, 2016 12:24 PM UTC

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Common Blue Apollo Parnassius hardwickii

Date

August 30, 2019 10:35 AM IST

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Giri's Geckoella Cyrtodactylus varadgirii

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rajeshvs87

Date

May 29, 2018 08:37 AM IST

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muscicapa

Date

April 24, 2013

Place

India (Google, OSM)

Description

This is most likely Sataspes xylocoparis but would like a confirmation from a Sphingid expert. Have sent email to Dr Ian Kitching.

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ajit

Date

October 11, 2017

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Crab Spiders Family Thomisidae

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moghulm

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Chennai (Google, OSM)

Description

Crab spider with bee and drosophilas

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Giant Asian Mantises Genus Hierodula

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firos_ak

Date

January 29, 2018 12:59 PM IST

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christianlangner

Date

August 9, 2015 04:42 PM SAST

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Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata

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treegrow

Date

January 2, 2018 08:09 AM EST

Description

Ceratitis capitata walking on window glass. Els Poblets, Alicante, Spain.

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Grass Demon Udaspes folus

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aks

Date

August 5, 2017 11:53 AM IST

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Small Brown Paper Wasps Genus Ropalidia

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vijaybarve

Date

March 23, 2015 03:55 AM CDT

Description

Nest on the wall in residential area

http://indiabiodiversity.org/observation/show/1725497

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Common Palmfly Elymnias hypermnestra

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loarie

Date

August 11, 2016 10:35 PM PDT

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Red Clover Trifolium pratense

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chiefredearth

Date

April 29, 2016

Place

Dal Lake (Google, OSM)

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Lagoon Flies Genus Eristalinus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 16, 2016

Description

Spotted in a garden.

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chiefredearth

Date

September 29, 2015

Place

dhar (Google, OSM)

Description

This mushroom is about 9 cm in height and the dial is 4 cm. Found near the road.