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02-Jan-2007, 09:16 AM
Hello everyone:)

I've been looking around the Net for the identification of these two moths, but so far, to no avail... :confused: Does anyone know what they are?

The link's here:


Picture 3 and 4.

02-Jan-2007, 05:05 PM
Hi there Nurhafizah, and welcome to ButterflyCircle :cheers: Glad you could make it here.

I'll leave the ID of #3 to our resident moth expert, Dr Roger Kendrick.

#4 is quite a common moth at times, and almost abundant occasionally. It's a Uraniidae moth called Lyssa zampa.

Look forward to more of your posts and pictures from Brunei! :)

02-Jan-2007, 07:17 PM
Hi Khew. Glad to be welcome aboard.:)

Thanks for identifying #4! Nice to know its name now. I just saw another one three days ago.

02-Jan-2007, 09:09 PM
These Lyssa zampa moths were common some time last year (2006) in Malaysia and Singapore. They appeared in urban areas as well as forested area, and in homes, offices, carparks, etc!. We stumbled upon its caterpillar, which looks like this (http://b-pals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2192). So if you see anything which resembles this caterpillar, you now know that it's a caterpillar of Lyssa zampa. The caterpillar is more colourful than the adult. :)

02-Jan-2007, 10:57 PM
Yes, colourful indeed, unlike the adults. But they're still beautiful, nevertheless.:)

05-Jan-2007, 11:13 AM
Picture 3 and 4.

Your moth picture 3 is Ornithospila succincta
it's range : Borneo, Malaya, Sumatra and Philippines.

05-Jan-2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks for identifying picture 3, fluorite!:) However, one question:

What's the difference between Ornithospila succincta and Ornithospila cincta?

14-Jan-2007, 02:37 PM
see the key (http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_22.php) to the genus in Holloway's Moths of Borneo.