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A total of 13 results were found at 23:00 on 6th March 2021 when searching for basalis.


  • Anomis involuta (Walker, 1858) 
    Family: Noctuidae

    Synonyms: Anomis brima Swinhoe, 1920, Cosmophila dona Swinhoe, 1919, Gonitis basalis Walker, 1858, Gonitis involuta Walker, 1858, Gonitis vitiensis Butler, 1886, Tiridata colligata Walker, 1865. Common name: jute semi-looper.
  • Aphelinus abdominalis (Dalman, 1820) 
    Family: Aphelinidae

    Synonyms: Agonioneurus basalis Westwood, 1833, Agonioneurus polycyclus Förster, 1861, Aphelinus (Aphelinus) abdominalis (Dalman, 1820), Aphelinus (Aphelinus) flavipes (Förster, 1841), Aphelinus (Entedon) abdominalis (Dalman), Aphelinus alius Yasnosh, 1963, Aphelinus....
  • Austracris basalis (Walker, 1870) 
    Family: Acrididae

    Synonyms: Cyrtacanthacris basalis Walker, 170, Cyrtacanthacris plagiata Walker, 1870. Common name: Spotted spur-throated locust.
  • Chrysococcyx basalis 
    Family: Cuculidae

    Common name: Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo.
  • Coreopsis basalis (A.Dietr.) S.F.Blake 
    Family: Asteraceae

    Common names: goldenmane tickseed, golden wave.
  • Dendrolimus superans Butler, 1877 
    Family: Lasiocampidae

    Synonyms: Dendrolimus aino Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus albata Matsumura, 1926, Dendrolimus albida Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus albofascia Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus albolineatus Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus brunneata Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus brunneo-pallida Matsumura, 1921, Dendrolimus brunnescens.... Common name: Siberian silk moth.
  • Epiblastus basalis Schltr. 
    Family: Orchidaceae

  • Idioscopus nitidulus (Walker, 1870) 
    Family: Cicadellidae

    Synonyms: Iassus nitidulus Walker, 1870, Idiocerus basalis Melichar, 1903, Idiocerus incertus Baker, 1924, Idiocerus maculatus Distant, 1912, Idiocerus niveosparsus Lethierry, 1889, Idioscopus karachiensis Ahmed, Naheed and Ahmed, 1980, idioscopus freytagi Ahmed, Naheed and Ahmed, 1980. Common name: Mango leafhopper.
  • Lampromicra senator (Fabricius, 1803) 
    Family: Scutelleridae

    Synonyms: Callidea aureocincta Walker, 1867, Callidea collaris Walker, 1867, Callidea curtula Walker, 1867, Callidea femorata Walker, 1867, Lampromicra erythrina Walker, 1867, Philia aerea Distant, 1892, Philia compacta Breddin, 1903, Philia fulgurans Stål, 1873, Philia insignis Schouteden, 1904,....
  • Olene mendosa Hübner, 1823 
    Family: Lymantriidae

    Synonyms: Antipha basalis Walker, 1855, Dasychira basalis Walker, 1865, Dasychira basigera Walker, 1865, Dasychira divisa Walker, 1865, Dasychira mendosa (Hubner), Dasychira sawanta Moore in Horsfield & Moore 1860, Nioda fusiformis Walker, 1855, Olene mendosa Hubner,.... Common name: Tussock caterpillar.
  • Onthophagus (PalaeOnthophagus) vacca (Linnaeus, 1767) 
    Family: Scarabaeidae

    Synonyms: Copris conspurcatus Geoffroy, 1765, Copris medius Kugelan, 1792, Onthophagus antilope Motschulsky, 1845, Onthophagus basalis Mulsant, 1842, Onthophagus confluens Gistl, 1857, Onthophagus difficilis Mulsant, 1842, Onthophagus intermedius Mulsant, 1842, Onthophagus lusitanica.... Common name: Dung beetle.
  • Prodromus clypeatus Distant 1904 
    Family: Miridae

    Synonyms: Prodromopsis basalis scutellaris (Poppius, 1915), Prodromus basalis (Poppius, 1915), Prodromus cochinensis Odhiambo, 1962, Prodromus cuneatus Distant, 1909, Sinervus basalis Carvalho, 1957, Sinervus cuneatus Carvalho, 1957, Sinervus scutellaris.... Common name: Mirid bug.
  • Trissolcus basalis (Wollaston, 1858) 
    Family: Scelionidae

    Synonym: Telenomus basalis Wollaston, 1858. Common name: Green vegetable bug egg parasite.

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