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Chrysolarentia correlata

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Chrysolarentia correlata at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 21 Dec 2017
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Identification history

Chrysolarentia correlata 19 Jan 2018 GlennCocking
Chrysolarentia correlata 7 Jan 2018 ibaird
Unidentified 22 Dec 2017 JohnBundock

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ibaird wrote:
   23 Dec 2017
I am suggesting C. insulata because the wing pattern (i.e the bars joining the two dark rows on either forewing) looks consistent with images of females labelled as such on the supporting disc of Chyrsolarentia species which accompanies Part 3 of Moths of Victoria. We know that the AFD recognises distinct C.correlata and C. insulata species, but Bold Systems suggests they may be one species i.e C. insulata.
   7 Jan 2018
Trying to differentiate C. correlata and insulata probably isn't practicable, but in any case I'm confident this record is the same species as those already on CNM identified as correlata. They are all coming from similar places reasonably high in the Brindabellas. I don't think the bar joining the two dark rows on the forewing is diagnostic, as it is both present and absent in the specimens held under correlata in ANIC.
ibaird wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
OK, thanks - but I'm not sure what we should do at this stage, if anything, as a result. Clearly a revision of the species would be desirable, but perhaps not a high priority. I am happy to revert to C.correlata for this specimen on CNM based on the ANIC evidence, but I would like to see my above comment preserved.also!
   7 Jan 2018
I suggest putting it together with the others under correlate. We can always split them if we learn more. I think all comments are automatically preserved?
ibaird wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
OK, makes sense, given the Ășncertainty.
donhe wrote:
   8 Jan 2018
If they are the same, then Chrysolarentia insulsata (Guenée, 1857) would be the senior synonym for
Chrysolarentia correlata (Walker, 1862), so perhaps we should class them as the former, pro tem.
michaelb wrote:
   19 Jan 2018
Hi Guys
While C. correlata has been suggested, C. insulata was not "Undone". So it is still recorded as C. insulata.
Yes to above question, all comments are preserved.
   19 Jan 2018
OK, I moved it to correlata. Another point about insulsata is that the museum specimens attributed to it are all from western Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, not the SE mainland.

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  • 21 Dec 2017 12:48 PM Recorded on
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