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    How about Chloroclystis/Pasiphila sp. for #14-1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guldsmed View Post
    How about Chloroclystis/Pasiphila sp. for #14-1?
    No match for these two genera in Moths of Borneo.
    The FW markings look quite different & the HWs are largely inmarked.

    Agreed some examples on the web look similar if correctly depicted.
    However HW shape & band differ & ground pattern finely striated.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroclystis

    Pasiphila.
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1023/...f5f15a56_m.jpg

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    In checking the Chloroclystis species I think some of the images on the web are incoorect.
    eg the one below does not match that in MoB. Different pattern & FW should be 2x the size of the HW.
    http://www.pbase.com/andrew57/image/110530635
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...ciini_11_3.php

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    Post 14 No. 2.

    No match for this. The distinctive feature is the thick short antenna (often 1/2 FW length or less) with a sharp angle to the stout base.
    This match many members of subfamily Olethreutinae, Family Tortricidae.
    Examples of Olethreutinines showing the unusual antennae.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/...7cce60fb06.jpg
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.co...oenigiana4.jpg
    http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/...bifasciana.jpg


    Post 14 No. 3.

    About 20+ species of Pterophorids are recorded from Singapore but no information available.
    The general appearance & white colour suggest it is a Pterophorus species.

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    Last edited by Psyche; 13-Oct-2013 at 01:56 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chequered Lancer View Post

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    Post 14. No. 2.
    Tentative ID. Grapholita species.

    Bear in mind with a strictly topdown shot the lower part of the FW (ie the costal 1/3 & apex) is not visible.
    Below is a pic. of Grapholita funebrana the Plum Fruit Moth.
    The similar features are.
    1. The large eyes & short thick antennae.
    2. The white-banded legs.
    3. The rugose (wrinkly) ground pattern.
    4. The white scale-like markings in the middle of the FW.
    5. The distal part is whitish. The defining white band is poorly marked out however.
    http://www.hmbg.org/uploads/images/1...uit-Moth)4.jpg
    A similar spp. the Oriental Fruit Moth G. molesta. showing rugose ground & white scale-like markings.
    http://ukmoths.org.uk/images/1248G_molestaAM.jpg

    Both G. funebrana & molesta are Palaeartic in distribution.

    There are more than 30 spp. of Grapholita species.

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    Last edited by Psyche; 13-Oct-2013 at 04:31 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chequered Lancer View Post
    More moths.

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    Plume moth?

    Pterophorus lacteipennis. Pterophoridae Widespread. India to Papua.
    ( Pterophorus Gk feather/(wing)-bearer; lacteipennis L milk-white feather/(wing) )

    Only genus Pterophorus here have white body & wings.
    This species is also distinctive for its cross-band & black dots.
    This specimen from the Papua Insect foundation have its abdomen removed for genitalia confirmation.
    Note all the dots & the band matched correctly in position.
    http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%2...cteipennis.jpg

    This set specimen from Australia have the band less obvious but the dots are correct.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern...n/photostream/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chequered Lancer View Post
    More moths.

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    Tentative ID. Gymnoscelis pseudotibialis. Geometridae. Larentiinae. Eupitheciini.

    The wing pattern matches & of course the size.
    I have ignored this previously because it is listed as sp. n. (species new) thinking a new species would be endemic to Borneo.
    However, it is redescribed from old materials & is recorded from both Malaya Singapore.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...ciini_22_4.php

    TL Seow
    PS. An example of a Gymnoscelis showing the similar wing pattern.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoths...7623704591635/
    Last edited by Psyche; 21-Oct-2013 at 07:20 AM. Reason: PS

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