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I think this one might be L. elegans but I havent checked the book because I cant find it- I think the pale and dark central stripes are fairly unique to elegans.
Hi again Cathal, sorry to disagree again but I'm not sure here either Bernard and Ross states 'distinguished from all others in the genus by having a stalked fork in vein 3 of both wings'. The second photo seems to show this especially in the hind wing. There also seems to be a short stalk in the fore wing but this is obscured by the markings. Of course it would have helped if it had been a boy, nearly all the female genitalia look alike to me. Not easy are they!
Feel free to disagree, especially when I am wrong (far too often....).
I found my copy of Barnard and Ross and yes, this must be vittatus. Going by the colouring alone never mind fork 3 in the forewing which does seem to be correct- excellent underlit 2nd picture. Its almost an exact replica of the one in the book.
I think this means I need to revise an older ID of elegans.
Here is an actual picture(I trust it is correct, it adds up with the description in B&R) of elegans. This is what they mean by "very distinctive wing pattern with long dark and pale streaks".
Your stalked fork above isnt just as clear as the diagram and photo in the book but I think its right all the same. Cheers Brian, now to look up my old elegans ob. which I think is wrong.
Ive linked that one of mine, after looking at it again I think my one might actually be elegans after all, what do you think? The central dark and pale stripe is very similar but there appears to be more dark and pale 'dashing' on the rear portion of the wing on mine than on yours?
Hi Cathal, yes I'm sure your correct. It would be nice to have a look at it's backside though. I'm ever doubting my IDs of Trics from photos.
Lat/Lng: 56.0683, -3.2514
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