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04-Mar-2007, 05:13 PM
Thanks for Johnny (aka oldman) for spotting this well-camouflaged moth. It was very pristine and appeared to have just eclosed near the plant that it was clinging on to. Even when Johnny pointed it out to me, I didn't immediately see it, as it looked just like a young leaf on a vine.

Over to the moth experts for an ID. It's a medium sized specimen, about 50mm wingspan I'd estimate, and a very fat beige coloured hairy body. It also has a whitish hair brush at the posterior end of its abdomen. I could not really see any antennae.

04-Mar-2007, 10:05 PM
your moth is Trabala ganesha Roepke, 1951
it's range : Sumatra, Malaya, Java and Borneo,
hope that, HK moth agree,

04-Mar-2007, 10:31 PM
Thanks, Felix. :)

Looks similar, but knowing the number of lookalikes in trying to ID moths, I'll wait for Dr Kendrick for his opinion. :thinking:

Here's the description of Trabala ganesha (http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/lasiocampidae/lasiocampidae_18_4.php) from Moths of Borneo. So we found a female!

05-Mar-2007, 11:24 AM
Looks to be a good call to me.