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13-May-2006, 07:52 PM
Something just to keep our moth experts busy.

Roger/Fluirute, any idea what's the ID of this moth?

14-May-2006, 04:23 PM
this time I am sure this one is Grammodes geometrica (Fabricius, 1775)

it's range : mainland China, India, Indonesia,
and Singapore,

family : 夜蛾科,
Chinese name is 象夜蛾

14-May-2006, 10:21 PM
Thx. Not found in TWN?

14-May-2006, 11:20 PM
Hi Cruiser,

Fluorite has the right identification, though is missing some information.
Holloway's Moths of Borneo series, in this case the combined parts 15 & 16 issued late last year (Malayan Nature Journal 58: 1-529) gives the distribution of Grammodes geometrica as "Mediterranean east to Oriental and Australasian tropics". I think it must occur in Taiwan as (if I recall correctly from my ailing memory) it is figured by H-Y Wang in his series of Illustrated Insects of Taiwan.
It's not regularly seen in Hong Kong - just a few records, so could possibly be migratory.