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 Post subject: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:16 pm 
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Finally, one last skipper, this from Nova Friburgo, RJ. My guess was Corticea aidae.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:23 pm 
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why not Corticea corticea? Are you going on BOA showing C.aidae from RJ in Brazil? Which makes sense, but C.corticea is there too, and I think it is more common. Was this from Itatiaia too?


 
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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Sorry, you did say it was from Novo Freiburgo. I should learn to read.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:39 pm 
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You're right – I was just going on the RJ label, but Corticea corticea looks just fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:20 pm 
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I'll guess this one is Corticea noctis.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:24 pm 
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You could be right, does C.noctis get to SE Brazil? How do you tell it apart from C.corticea? Thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:57 pm 
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C. noctis reachs southern Brazil, as far as Santa Catarina state. If you look at BoA, two of the C. noctis showed there (as the synonim Papias ctyanus) were colected in Nova Friburgo, in the vicinity the one in this post was shot.

I usually distinguish it bacause the wings are shorter than C. corticea giving the bug a "taller" aspect when the wings are closed. Also, in southern Brazil, C. corticea ventral wings are more yellow or ochre, sometimes with a ligther spot in HW discal. And at the upper side, C. corticea has a distinctive series of yellow spots forming a V shape in the FWs. C. noctis is usually dark brown, with no distinctive spots in both sides of the wings.

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 Post subject: Re: Very Plain Skipper
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:55 am 
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Thanks for the detailed reply!


 
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