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05-Mar-2013, 09:59 AM
Hi all
I m new member, my name Wei Meng (wM) and live very near Bt Batok Nature Park.

My eldest girl spotted the micromoth taken below, my knowledge of butterflies n Moths limited.
Closer look showed the moth seemed to emerge from its pupa, or was jus part of twig.

Thanks Khew for his ID of Pompelon marginata (sorry no pic was taken).

Hope Mr Roger is fine.


Painted Jezebel
05-Mar-2013, 10:26 AM
Welcome to BC.

Your photos show Barsine pallinflexa (Holloway 2001), a member of the Arctiinae.

05-Mar-2013, 07:52 PM
Welcome to BC.

Your photos show Barsine pallinflexa (Holloway 2001), a member of the Arctiinae.

Thanks Les for the quick ID.

Did a quick search and realized the family Barsine moths are indeed striking in color n markings.
So this particular tiger moth is quite recently found (2001)?

Just went to the park again to exercise with my family. Jus on our way out, what looks like a dried yellow leaf lying on a dark green leaf of a shrub caught my eyes due to its symmetrical shape. Should be a day moth again, medium size.
Will put up a pic taken from iPhone later. I tried using some online moth ID site, not so easy so better to try asking instead.

05-Mar-2013, 08:22 PM
Here is the pic and at the bottom right, there seems to b slug?

Hope can get ID from here. Thanks

Painted Jezebel
06-Mar-2013, 09:06 AM
The moth is Tidrepana fulvata (Drepanidae) .

06-Mar-2013, 06:44 PM
Thanks Les.

I found another such ID in Butterflycircle in 2011 also given by you.

Btw, I jus saw while moth hunting in nearby shrubs ard my place, a rather unsightly and quite horrifiying discovery of at least 10-20 maybe more micro moths appeared to be parasited and some even turned mouldy. I wonder how the moths got infected and why they died around a few branches?

I took some shots, I will put up later.


06-Mar-2013, 07:36 PM
What really happened?

Painted Jezebel
06-Mar-2013, 10:01 PM
Those are not moths, they are planthoppers of the order Fulgoroidea (Hemiptera), and they appear quite healthy.

To answer your earlier question, the year 2001 is the year it was described as a new species. It is quite likely that it had been found before but either no-one had described it or it had been thought to be another similar species. Here in Thailand, a book on the Arctiinae of Thailand was published in 2009. In this book 65 species, new to science, were described, out of a total of 417 species, but they had all been hiding in collections for many years.