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    Default Thai moths, ID request

    I would very much appreciate if someone can help me with the identification of a couple of moth that I photographed during a trip to Central- and Northern Thailand in January 2016.

    photo 1:
    location: Phayao, lake side
    tentative id.: Chiasmia fidoneata
    BC34851-Geometridae moth # (Chiasmia fidoneata).jpg

    photo 2:
    location: Nakhon Sawan, river side
    tentative id.: ?, unidentified micro moth
    BC35034-Micromoth unidentified # (Microlepidoptera indet.).jpg

    photo 3:
    location: Kanchanaburi, river side
    tentative id.: Amata cf. sperbius
    BC35084-Handmaiden moth (Amata cf. sperbius).jpg

    photo 4:
    location: Kaeng Krachan NP
    tentative id.: Hyblaea sp.
    BC35833-Teak moth # (Hyblaea sp.).jpg

    photo 5:
    location: Kaeng Krachan NP
    tentative id.: Stathmopoda sp.
    BC36168-Concealer moth (Stathmopoda sp.).jpg

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    David

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    3. Matches Amata sperbius correctly.

    As ID'ed by moth specialist Roger Kendrick in HK.
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/326106

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    1. Chiasmia fidoneata looks right.
    The darh patch on the FW band varies & may not be pronounced.
    http://www.pbase.com/andrew57/image/125265289

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    4. Hyblaea puera.
    A pest of teak tree & relatively common.
    The FW subapical margin lacks the white patch of H. constellata.
    The upperside is widely variable.
    http://nature.berkeley.edu/~oboyski6...PTO_900_37.jpg
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7283/8...c899b3c3_b.jpg
    http://www1.ala.org.au/gallery2/d/19...a_puera_01.jpg

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    No idea what the two micro moths , no. 2 & 5 should be.
    Not sure if 5 is Stathmopoda.
    All Stathmopoda seen have thinner antennae.

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    No. 2 is probably a Tortricid.
    The thick black antennae, the unusual pebbly ground patterning; & the black banded legs are very similar to this.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoth...7616809290427/

    TL Seow:Cheers.

    PS. There is no match in the Online World Catalogue of Tortricidae , so it can't be a Tortricid.
    Last edited by Psyche; 23-Mar-2016 at 07:09 PM. Reason: PS

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    No. 2 Phycodes minor , Brachodidae.
    http://www.hkwildlife.net/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=3485

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    Dr. Seow, thank you very much for your expert advice.
    Cheers,
    David

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