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Painted Jezebel
31-Jul-2013, 11:29 AM

Nothing unusual here, unfortunately.

1) Theretra latreilli lucasi
2) Elibia dolichus - very common in the toilets!!!!
3) Daphnusa ocellaris

31-Jul-2013, 01:13 PM
Sorry don't put any id... still busy with my return home... :whistle:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/9394185398_debd343364_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9394185398/)
Moth Danum 01 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9394185398/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9394181756_747729bf29_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9394181756/)
Moth Danum 02 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9394181756/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/9391405533_c2ced8d88e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9391405533/)
Moth Danum 03 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9391405533/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/9405745242_55c1e70859_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9405745242/)
Moth Danum 04 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9405745242/)

Painted Jezebel
01-Aug-2013, 09:33 AM
Adding, as and when I find ids!

1) Notodontidae - Dudusa synopla
2) Limacodidae - Scopolodes pallivitattata (the largest Limacodid I have ever seen!)
3) Uraniidae - Lyssa menoetius (Bornean endemic, very similar to the well known L. zampa)
4) Noctuidae - Artena inversa
5) Noctuidae - Bastilla circumsignata
6) Lasiocampidae - Kunugia gynandra

01-Aug-2013, 01:58 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9411343015_9ab20d0478_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9411343015/)
Moth Danum 05 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9411343015/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9411339473_6c0f4df844_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9411339473/)
Moth Danum 06 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9411339473/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3680/9414100010_ece9444807_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9414100010/)
Ooops... Hemiptera sp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9414100010/) ;-)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/9414098746_fc2d03da90_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9414098746/)
Moth Danum 08 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9414098746/)

Painted Jezebel
01-Aug-2013, 03:08 PM
Antonio, moth No. 7 is not a moth, but a Hemiptera sp (Derbidae sp?).

No. 5 - I have been looking for this for 2 days, without success. Not giving up hope though!
No. 6 - Lasiocampidae - Gastropacha leopoldi, I think, but the species of the Estigena sub-group can not be identified with certainty without disection. The other species of the group known from Borneo is G. philippinensis.
No. 8 - Noctuidae - Bastilla circumsignata

01-Aug-2013, 03:51 PM
Wow! 07 really looks like a spider with even the correct shadow to match.

TL Seow:cheers:

Painted Jezebel
03-Aug-2013, 11:04 AM
A few more with ids.

1) Lymantriinae - Nygmia guttulata
2) Arctiinae - Spilosoma hosei
3) Noctuidae (Catolcalinae) - Ericeia eriophora
4) Noctuidae (Catocalinae) - Hulodes caranea (female)

04-Aug-2013, 06:12 PM
In searching for others, I came upon this.
If 05 is not the female of Imaus munda then it is likely to be something new.

TL Seow:cheers:

PS. The patterns varies on the hindwing, so it could be either sex.

Painted Jezebel
04-Aug-2013, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the photos. However, I, personally, can not see them being the same species. There are too many differences, to me. Personal opinion only.

04-Aug-2013, 10:50 PM
There is only one species here, Imaus munda, from India to Sundaland.
Given geographical variations I think it is a great match.

A 2nd species I. lata is found in West Africa.

TL Seow:cheers:

05-Aug-2013, 01:13 AM
I see your point of view.

There are marked differences, the spotless thorax (although it is bald), the FW basal black streaks instead of spots, and the non-extension of the zigzag line to the FW dorsum.

However, the general pattern is so strongly similar it can only be in the same or closely allied genus.
A check of the tribe Lymantrini shows no other genus other than that stated in Moths of Borneo. (Checked funet )
None have a match not even the closest Psilochira.

I think all the images of I. munda on the web are males, so there is a possibility it is only a female I. munda.
However, if the female is so different then Moths of Borneo would shown one since they have a specimen.

Could it be a mimetic species from another family ? I think this is rather remote.

TL Seow:cheers:

07-Aug-2013, 11:30 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/9426097933_b4a7514e83_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9426097933/)
Moth Danum 09 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9426097933/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/9450034876_70a6a75b50_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9450034876/)
Lissa menoetius (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9450034876/) Corrected thanks Les

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9447248225_3094453aed_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9447248225/)
Notodontidae - Dudusa synopla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9447248225/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/9456182382_72fa1cc65d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9456182382/)
Xyleutes strix (Cossidae) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9456182382/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/9453404239_aa365cbbdb_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9453404239/)
Moth Danum 12 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/angiud/9453404239/)

Painted Jezebel
07-Aug-2013, 11:46 AM
Antonio, the Lyssa is L. menoetius (Uraniidae), not L. zampa. (see post 3). Although L. zampa is also found on Borneo, I am pretty certain that all the specimens we saw were of the Bornean endemic.

Moth 11 is Xyleutes strix (Cossidae)

I have not been able to id moths 9 or 12, yet!

10-Aug-2013, 07:57 PM
I have not been able to id moths 9 or 12, yet!

Moth 12 was so similar to Hamodes pendleburyi Noctuidae, catocalinae, that I was surprised it did not rate a mention from you.
A check revealed fine differences though.

However, a look on the first obscure subfamily of Geometridae provides the identity.

TL Seow:cheers: