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    From Kaeng Krachan, April 2014:


    Hyblaea sp., Family Hyblaeidae


    Spaniocentra sp., Geometridae, Geometrinae


    Apsarasa radians, Noctuidae, Acronictinae - Sorry for the bad shotr, just one and the beauty took off :(

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    I understand these are Eupterotidae, but are they different species or just variations or gender?







    Kaeng Krachan National Park, April 2014

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    And two Sphingidae, from Kaeng Krachan, April 2014:


    Sphingidae, Smerinthinae: Parum colligata


    Sphingidae, Smerinthinae: Craspedortha porphyria

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    Post 11.
    The Spaniocentra is Comibaena fuscidorsata.
    The shape of the brown patch matched the example from Thailand.
    http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital...scidorsata.htm

    Post 12.
    There should be three species, in particular the 2nd has a banded abdomen,
    No match in MoB.
    Little info on Eupterotidae to make an ID.

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    Post 12.

    I think you are right, Antonio. All three are probably one species.

    The female of this group have nacreous(pearly white) discal spot on the FW.
    The FW's outer margin is also much more rounded.
    It can be seen pix 1 & 3 are females ,& pix 2 is a male.
    The banded abdomen is hidden in the other two.

    There is only one species in which the ground pattern match this namely Sphingognatha(formerly Eupterote) asclepiades.
    The Sundanian form looks different. All males below.
    eg. Borneo.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/...otidae_1_5.php
    Sumatra.
    http://www.chiba-muse.or.jp/NATURAL/...sclepiades.htm
    A 2nd species in Java.
    http://www.fobi.web.id/key/Eupteroti...2_itemId=41396

    It is possible this is the continental form of S. asclepiades or what is described as S. pallida.

    There is a lot of revision & confusing name changes in the family Eupterotidae at the moment.

    TL Seow
    PS. This female from Arunachal Pradesh, India which is the same as pix 1 clearly shows the abdomen unbanded.
    This suggest the pix 2 male is a different species from the pix 1 female.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/luvjoysmoths/7849998260/
    Last edited by Psyche; 13-Apr-2014 at 09:32 AM. Reason: PS

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    Post 12 pix 1 & 3 should be Sphingognatha patula, a widespread Himalayan species.
    It is very close to fig 5 in the middle column below.
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php...e?taxid=284914

    I can't fathom the banded abdomen of the male in pix 2.

    Two other similar species in the region.
    Sphingognatha pallida (stated to be a synonym of S. asclepiades in MoB.)
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php...e?taxid=354113
    S. insulindica.
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php...e?taxid=413929


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    Post 11 is probably Hyblaea constellata. Very variable. Widespread, Oriental Region to Australia.
    http://www.jpmoth.org/Hyblaeidae/Hyb...nstellata.html
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5142/5...e51c4b9e_z.jpg

    TL Seow:Cheers.

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    Post 18.
    The last Geometrid is Cleora species. The eyelke HW spots are characteristic. Too many species.
    All species variable.
    Perhaps C. injectaria which have very dark forms.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11...miini_28_7.php
    But the greenish colour fits C. pupillata better.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11...iini_28_16.php
    Cleora species.
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php...age?taxid=5582

    TL Seow

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