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    3. This looks to be a Geometrid moth, but can't find a match or anything close in the family or in Drepaniidae & Uraniidae.

    4. is correctly Cyclosiella dulcicula after all.
    The margin of the brown area is smoothly even all round. In C. dulciculoides the brown area is irregular towards the outer margin.

    5. Cyana ,no idea of species . I dont have the resources to check. Very distinctive in having yellow instead of red/orange.

    7. No idea .I don't think it is Deuterocopus as the spp. have dark wings & bodies.


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    7 is most likely Megalorhipida leucodactyla , seemlngly the only one with dark wings & a white body.
    This has a world -wide pantropical distribution including Malaysia.
    Formerly Pterophorus leucodactylus.
    (Note name change leucodactylus (male) to leucodactyla(feemale) to conform to gender of the genus.)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalorhipida_leucodactyla
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%2...ed=0CEoQ9QEwBA
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.co...ter/leuco.html

    TL Seow:Cheers.

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    Thanks again to Psyche (Dr Seow), Painted Jezebel (Mr. Les Day), and guldsmed for your helps. I very appreciate that...

    No 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 CLEAR...

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    5. is most likely Female Cyana catorhoda.

    The salient points in the ID of this species are:
    1. The two main bands are perpendicular to the long axis of the FW.
    2. The bands are not branched , angled ,wavy or marked with black.
    3. Both bands are curved in at the costa (leading margin).
    4. Outer margin (termen) with a band.
    5. Thorax with a straight band.
    6. 3 discal spots are all black.
    7. Legs banded dark , not with orange.

    In looking thru funet I was thrown off-course by the extra black markings in the image of the male depicted.
    ftp://ftp.funet.fi/index/Tree_of_lif...ana/index.html
    However Thaibugs have shown the female without this extra black.
    http://www.thaibugs.com/wp-content/g...a%20(male).jpg
    http://www.thaibugs.com/wp-content/g...0catorhoda.jpg

    In the female there is an extra orange band just behind head.
    The thoracic band appeared to make a sharp angle with the basal FW band, but this depends on how much the FWs are folded in.

    The width of the main bands & the colour varies.
    In fact the old British image depict this species as yellowish orange.

    If all the species are as recorded in Funet it has to be this species.

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    No. 3 . Scopula planidisca. Geometridae, Sterrhinae.

    This differs from the next widespread allied species (S. annularia) as stated in the text ; FW postmedial fascia(band) undulate(less straight) and the HW inner fascia more strongly blackened.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...ulini_5_10.php


    S. annularia.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...pulini_5_9.php
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php...la%20annularia


    TL Seow

    PS. No. 2 , most likely Scopula parodites.
    The only species here which can be a darker greybrown with a black discal spot on each wing & irregular, sinuous fascia.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...ulini_5_12.php
    Last edited by Psyche; 05-Jan-2014 at 02:52 PM. Reason: PS

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    Wow, thanks Dr Seow. I thought it is difficult to ID these moths...

    Now, all moths in this thread are identified. Thanks to all that helped me...

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