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    Default A few moths

    A few moths....not as interesting as butterflies to most, but still very good looking.

    Edit: Ischyja manlioides - ID credit: Dr. TL Seow. Selangor, Malaysia.
    IMG_1480 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Bean Pod Borer Moth (Maruca vitrata, Spilomelinae, Crambidae). ID credit: John Horstman.
    Maruca vitrata IMG_9523 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Edit: Ischyja inferna - ID credit: Dr. TL Seow.
    IMG_1596 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Unidentified moth sucking nectar from a flower. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    IMG_5706 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Newly emerged moth resting on its cocoon / chrysallis. Selangor, Malaysia.
    Edit: Holocraspedon bilineata Arctiinae - ID credit: Dr. TL Seow.
    IMG_1103 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    IMG_5484 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    Edit: Ambulyx pryeri - ID credit: Dr. TL Seow.
    IMG_0967 copy by Kurt (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

    More Lepidopterans of Malaysia: http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/201...ainforest.html
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    Even when you show photographs of an order I know reasonably well you leave me spellbound, and also you find interesting species.

    The Ischyja species has me non-plussed, I can not find a satisfactory match. The fifth I thought may be an Arctiid, but could not find it in my resources on that subfamily.

    The last two photos are absolutely superb. I will not attempt to id the Geometrid, but the Sphingid is clearly an Ambulyx species, obviously newly eclosed. Unfortunately, I need an upperside shot to get to the species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Jezebel View Post
    Even when you show photographs of an order I know reasonably well you leave me spellbound, and also you find interesting species.

    The Ischyja species has me non-plussed, I can not find a satisfactory match. The fifth I thought may be an Arctiid, but could not find it in my resources on that subfamily.

    The last two photos are absolutely superb. I will not attempt to id the Geometrid, but the Sphingid is clearly an Ambulyx species, obviously newly eclosed. Unfortunately, I need an upperside shot to get to the species.
    Thanks, Les. I didn't take any upperside shots of the Sphingid as I moved on after taking the shot.
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    1. should be Ischyja manlioides. The range is now Sundaland.
    3. should be Ischyja inferna.

    There are 2 species of Ischyja here in which the FW dorsum loop mark is of a certain shape & well-defined by a pale & a dark lines.
    The black fascia/shading at the top of the loop create an illusion of a large perforation.

    In I. manlioides, the lateral margin of the loop forms a broad pale band connected to the reniform (FW kidney-shaped discal mark.
    In I. inferna the lateral margin of the loop remains a pale narrow line, & separated from reniform by the black fascia.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15...neousi_3_5.php
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15...neousi_3_4.php

    5. should be Holocraspedon bilineata Arctiinae.
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/166/3...49ba7fa3ba.jpg
    http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital...0bilineata.htm

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    7. should be Ambulyx pryeri.

    The FW costal markings put 4 sspecies in contention. ie A. substrigilis, tattina, clavata & pryeri.
    The HW underside mirrored the upperside with two broad bands.
    Only A. pryeri matches this well.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/...ae/gallery.php
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/...ngidae_8_5.php

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    No. 6 possibly this, but without an upperside match it is hard to tell.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11...pteryx_4_1.php

    TL Seow : Cheers.

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    Thank you so much for your help on the IDs, Dr. Seow
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    Yes, indeed, thank you, Seow. I did not have a very good day yesterday.

    I knew it was Ischyja inferna but got sidetracked by the other species. I was not aware that I. manlioides had been found on the mainland, good news. I also completely missed the Holocraspedon species, even though it is in my Thai book!

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    Les, I happened to have a few volumes of MoB, basically the ones not available on the net, & thus complementary.
    The last volume contains an updated annotated checklist March 2011.

    When I realised 1 looks closest to I. manlioides I checked the list & noted its range now includes all of Sundaland.

    TL Seow : Cheers.

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