View Full Version : Is this Caenerresa diaphania ?

12-Nov-2008, 03:59 PM
This is one of the common daylight moth found in Singapore. Not sure I id it correctly:


12-Nov-2008, 04:09 PM
Oops, someone post the question before (genus Amata?).

Saw someone on the net id it as Caenerresa diaphania.

12-Nov-2008, 04:17 PM
Have to wait for our expert Roger to advise. In the moth world there are so many lookalikes that will make you go :stupid:.

Anyway, I always wondered where the term "daylight moth" came from. I noticed that some photogs started it at NPS and CS and then it continued.

As far as I remember, it's always been "day-flying moth" to describe generically, this group of moths that fly during the day instead of at night, which the majority of moths typically do.

12-Nov-2008, 11:13 PM
Yes my mum keep telling me it's day flying moth when i was young. Quite a nice looking moth to start with.


13-Nov-2008, 12:17 AM
indeed it is good to start with...this is the first i butt/moth i ever caught. haha.

狭翅鹿子蛾 (明窗鹿蛾) Amata hirayamae Matsumura, according to


Peacock Royal
13-Nov-2008, 01:06 AM
You managed to get a clean and green bg shot. :thumbsup:
I suppose their wings were not on the same plane resulting in some parts of the wings not sharp - tough situation for you.

13-Nov-2008, 11:52 AM
Thank you all for the inputs and comments.
Ok, it is a day-flying moth, amata genus.


15-Nov-2008, 06:38 PM
found it again yesterday, after the rain have stopped...


Great Mormon
15-Nov-2008, 07:19 PM
very nice shot! i can never get the wings in focus everytime i try!

by the way, whats that chinese words on the right?

16-Nov-2008, 12:47 AM
I was lucky. the moth was spreading it's wings flat and i took a shot from above. The chinese words says "The October of 2008 [lunar calender] was extremely rainy and on the first non-rainy day i captured this shot of the day flying moth." [rough translation].

20-Nov-2008, 10:47 AM
This is close to Amata huebneri

cheers, Roger.