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    Default Moth ID ?

    Need ID for these Moths. Thanks

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    2) Is this the same ?




    3) and this




    4) and this


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    Wow...this moths are very beautiful!
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    Three Dysphania species are very similar & the subject of much confusion on the web.
    They are D. militaris, sagana & subrepleta.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/...ni/gallery.php

    No. 2 .D. sagana is the easiest to ID. the thorax & abdomen are not banded & fully golden yellow.

    No. 1 & 4. D. militaris is very variable in the markings.
    Typically the FW discal cross band is not detached from the basal orange& rather irregular.
    The HW has a large rounded spot, separate or connected.
    The thorax & abdomen are strongly banded.
    No. 1 is an unusual variant with much reduced black markings.
    http://www.ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/G...ilitaris10.jpg

    No. 3 resembles D. subrepleta which is heavily black-banded compared to the typical D. militaris.

    In D. subrepleta the HW spot is always connected to form a band.
    The FW discal cross-band is completely separated from the basal orange or almost so.
    The cell -spot component of this band is usually a narrow rectangle.
    The space 2 component is partially grey or wholly so.
    Examples below are all from Malaya.
    http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital...0971225001.jpg
    http://www.oocities.org/fahshin/moths/dysphan1.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ME1IxzjgQZ.../Butterfly.jpg

    No. 3 is most likely a heavily marked D. militaris.
    The HW rounded spot is connected to form a drumstick.
    The FW cross band's cellspot component is broad & squarish typical of D. militaris.
    The space 2 component spot is fully orange.

    TL Seow
    Last edited by Psyche; 28-Dec-2013 at 01:27 AM. Reason: typo

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    Thank you Dr Seow

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