De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Monday, April 13, 2015

Notarcha quaternalis

It's not often I can name a moth, but this one came into our house one evening and was characteristic enough to be identified. It is found in central Africa, and in the NE of the RSA. Wingspan is about 2 cm. Its common name is the Fourth Pearl, pearl being applied to the most members of the subfamily Spilomelinae. Fourth refers to the specific name, but I don't know why Zeller 1852 named it thus.

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