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Angiud
18-May-2016, 07:50 PM
At Ban Lek Nai Pa Yai, a small village at circa 1700 mt sl, with a Ranger station and a very nice bungalow for rent, I spent two nights early April of this year using the location as base for the usual butterfly recognition around the nice mountain, but this time, sleeping there, I had the chance to use my 250w MV light.

The mountain was very dry, few wildfires too but, surprisingly, was very rich in moths, especially Sphingidae.

http://i68.tinypic.com/f9gho4.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/10rjmrl.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/29cxd9g.jpg



https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7757/26458004134_e487ed0cdd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gj1bR5)
The Naga hawkmoth - Acosmeryx naga (https://flic.kr/p/Gj1bR5)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7737/26457998944_ba69a5742b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gj1aiA)
Acosmeryx omissa (https://flic.kr/p/Gj1aiA)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/27030312506_abe89394c3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HbzqbN)
The Ochreous gliding hawkmoth - Ambulyx ochracea (https://flic.kr/p/HbzqbN)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7701/26459621893_da9d991e73_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gj9tKt)
The Greater death's head hawkmoth - Acherontia lachesis (https://flic.kr/p/Gj9tKt)

Angiud
18-May-2016, 07:54 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/26478537704_569cd6f1a6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkPqL9)
Theretra sp. (https://flic.kr/p/GkPqL9) - could be T. indistincta

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/26809892680_a165583cc7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GR6H3Y)
Cechenena sp. (https://flic.kr/p/GR6H3Y)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/27015945341_6f8aaf999a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HaiMk4)
The Levant hawkmoth - Theretra alecto (https://flic.kr/p/HaiMk4)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7729/26479014174_94b7eb919c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkRSp9)
Ambulyx sp. (https://flic.kr/p/GkRSp9)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/26479109124_5ede4840da_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkSmCd)
Ambulyx sp. (https://flic.kr/p/GkSmCd)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/27051633296_5b476a2755_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdsG7C)
The Black-belted Hawkmoth - Megacorma obliqua obliqua (https://flic.kr/p/HdsG7C)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7745/27051627896_ce1921be03_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdsEvw)
The Pale Striated Hawkmoth - Hippotion boerhaviae (https://flic.kr/p/HdsEvw)

Angiud
18-May-2016, 08:13 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7666/27087445195_d8cefffe30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HgCeKa)
Ambulyx montana (https://flic.kr/p/HgCeKa)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7711/27087436045_62accc835d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HgCc2p)
Amplypterus mansoni (https://flic.kr/p/HgCc2p)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7657/26483618243_3290f8e222_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gmgt2D)
Barbourion lemaii (https://flic.kr/p/Gmgt2D)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7793/27087427305_2963b4cdd3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HgC9qH)
The Convolvulus Hawkmoth - Agrias convolvuli (https://flic.kr/p/HgC9qH)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7741/27090160875_7bebd84358_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HgSa2e)
The White-edged Hunter Hawkmoth - Theretra pallicosta (https://flic.kr/p/HgSa2e)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7737/26484802934_21a57f48d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gmnxcm)
The Striped Green Hawkmoth - Cechetra lineosa (https://flic.kr/p/Gmnxcm)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/27056990896_71a3bfc8cd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdW9K3)
The Grown Rippled Hawkmoth - Eupanacra variolosa (https://flic.kr/p/HdW9K3)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/26486462733_92f5b19baf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gmw3Az)
The Ochreous Gliding Hawkmoth - Ambulyx ochracea (https://flic.kr/p/Gmw3Az)

Angiud
19-May-2016, 05:59 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7618/27010509352_1c53de7ea0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H9PVp7)
Asota ficus (https://flic.kr/p/H9PVp7)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/26500479813_75f55398ef_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GnKTon)
Neochera marmorea (https://flic.kr/p/GnKTon)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/26498604414_4f99ce46b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GnAgTU)
Unidentified Bombicidae (https://flic.kr/p/GnAgTU)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7503/26500025833_c0ef8f1275_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GnHyr8)
Plutodes costatus (https://flic.kr/p/GnHyr8)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/27035030501_fc9a9813c2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HbZAFx)
Zeuzera sp. (https://flic.kr/p/HbZAFx)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/27103466295_f6cd1a0c8f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hi3mg2)
Zeuzera sp. (https://flic.kr/p/Hi3mg2)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/26829178540_06b264ef9d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GSNy4N)
Heortia vitessoides (https://flic.kr/p/GSNy4N)

Psyche
19-May-2016, 10:57 PM
Post 2.

1. Should be T. clotho. The dark oblique line is thin & does not reach the FW lower margin.
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_clo.htm

T. indistincta ;thin line reaches lower margin. range Maluku(Moluccas) & PNG.
http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sites/sphingidae.myspecies.info/files/Theretra_indistincta_manuselensis_BMNHE274995_male _up.jpg

Similar T.tibetiana.
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_tib.htm

T. alecto ; oblique line thicken, reaching lower margin; usually 2nd line noticeable.
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_ale.htm

2. should be Checetra lineosa. colour variable.
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_lin.htm

C. scotti.
http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sites/sphingidae.myspecies.info/files/Cechenena_scotti_BMNHE813013_female_up.jpg

TL Seow : Cheers.

Psyche
20-May-2016, 01:30 AM
Post 2 . 4 & 5.

Both should be Ambulyx substrigilis. Correction : Ambulyx sericeipennis.
species A. substrigilis, pryeri & clavata are very similar with darkened veins.
A. substrigilis have a dark subtornal area ,usually with a black spot in space 1b.
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_sub.htm

TL Seow: CHeers.

Psyche
21-May-2016, 09:11 AM
ID Correction.
Post 2, 4 & 5.

These matched A. sericeipennis much better.
There are forms with the subbasal round spot small.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoths/4673447087/in/album-72157616809254421/
http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_ser.htm

TL Seow: Cheers.

guldsmed
18-Jun-2016, 06:19 AM
Nice pics - looks like a place I have to go...

best wishes

Jan