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Cruria donowani

1 Crow or Donovan's Day Moth at National Zoo and Aquarium

Cruria donowani at National Zoo and Aquarium - 8 Feb 2021
Cruria donowani at National Zoo and Aquarium - 8 Feb 2021
Cruria donowani at National Zoo and Aquarium - 8 Feb 2021
Cruria donowani at National Zoo and Aquarium - 8 Feb 2021
Cruria donowani at National Zoo and Aquarium - 8 Feb 2021
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Cruria donowani 8 Feb 2021 donhe
Cruria donowani 8 Feb 2021 RodDeb

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just wondering why the spelling was changed from Cruria donowani where it appears to be listed as in other places. The first 2 sightings are under this spelling but the last one and subsequent ones will be under Cruria donovani. Am wondering if it is because of the common name of Donovan's Day Moth.

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donhe wrote:
   8 Feb 2021
It is confusing, but the 'v' and the 'w' were used differently in French in the 19th century, when the French naturalist Boisduval named it 'donowani' in honour of the Irish naturalist Edward Donovan.
RodDeb wrote:
   8 Feb 2021
you are right that is confusing. Thanks for the explanation, appreciate your time, wisdom and help.

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Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at National Zoo and Aquarium - 7 Jun 2018 by RodDeb
Oxycanus sp. (genus) (A swift or ghost moth) at National Zoo and Aquarium - 14 May 2018 by RodDeb
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Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at National Zoo and Aquarium - 11 Feb 2018 by RodDeb
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at National Zoo and Aquarium - 28 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Feb 2021 02:32 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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