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Grenadier, 4th Dec 2011

Grenadier, 4th Dec 2011

Postby kctsang » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:37 pm

An older Agrionoptera insignis, with forewing slightly torn maybe as a result of
it hitting twigs and branches as it manuevers around.

Image

:D :D :D
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Re: Grenadier, 4th Dec 2011

Postby lenachow » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi KC,
Would you have another pic where the thorax is not obscured by the wings? I am inclined to think this is a Scarlet Grenadier (Lathrecista asiatica) with yellow stripes on its thorax. The Grenadier has a mottled yellow thorax.
Aside from the weathered wings, I would agree that it's a mature specimen as some pruinescence seems to have developed on the thorax.

Cheers,
Lena
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Re: Grenadier, 4th Dec 2011

Postby kctsang » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Lena,

this fellow is definitely a Grenadier as the black bands dividing the segments of the abdoment is so
much thicker than that of the Scarlet G.... :D :D :D

Also the last segment of the abdoment is quite different ...

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Re: Grenadier, 4th Dec 2011

Postby lenachow » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:57 am

Ok if you insist... :D

For comparison, here are some of my pics of the Grenadier with a clear view of the thorax :
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