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Banded Yeoman
02-Sep-2012, 06:13 PM
Found this guy while seaching for the hoary palmer today.
Looks a bit like a plain banded awl to me. ( h. vitta ) Uncle Seow, what do you think?:thinking:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/7911701508_bf13fca646_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/7911701508/)
Plain banded awl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/7911701508/) by bluebottlethejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/62936898@N03/), on Flickr

02-Sep-2012, 07:21 PM
Yes it is the Plain Banded Awl Hasora vitta.
Notice there is a hyaline spot on the forewing (in space 6).
Always check to see that this spot is present.

There is a species called the Siamese Awl H. proxissima, with a whte band but without this spot.
It is known from Thailand all the way to the Solomon Islands, but have never been recorded in our area.

TL Seow:cheers:
PS. Here is the Siamese Awl. Band width variable.

Banded Yeoman
03-Sep-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks Uncle Seow for helping me clarify!:cheers: