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    Default Two nights at Doi Pha Hom Pok

    At Ban Lek Nai Pa Yai, a small village at circa 1700 mt sl, with a Ranger station and a very nice bungalow for rent, I spent two nights early April of this year using the location as base for the usual butterfly recognition around the nice mountain, but this time, sleeping there, I had the chance to use my 250w MV light.

    The mountain was very dry, few wildfires too but, surprisingly, was very rich in moths, especially Sphingidae.










    The Naga hawkmoth - Acosmeryx naga



    Acosmeryx omissa



    The Ochreous gliding hawkmoth - Ambulyx ochracea



    The Greater death's head hawkmoth - Acherontia lachesis

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    Post 2.

    1. Should be T. clotho. The dark oblique line is thin & does not reach the FW lower margin.
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_clo.htm

    T. indistincta ;thin line reaches lower margin. range Maluku(Moluccas) & PNG.
    http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sit...95_male_up.jpg

    Similar T.tibetiana.
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_tib.htm

    T. alecto ; oblique line thicken, reaching lower margin; usually 2nd line noticeable.
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/t_ale.htm

    2. should be Checetra lineosa. colour variable.
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_lin.htm

    C. scotti.
    http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/sit..._female_up.jpg

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    Post 2 . 4 & 5.

    Both should be Ambulyx substrigilis. Correction : Ambulyx sericeipennis.
    species A. substrigilis, pryeri & clavata are very similar with darkened veins.
    A. substrigilis have a dark subtornal area ,usually with a black spot in space 1b.
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_sub.htm

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    Last edited by Psyche; 21-May-2016 at 09:08 AM. Reason: correction

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    ID Correction.
    Post 2, 4 & 5.

    These matched A. sericeipennis much better.
    There are forms with the subbasal round spot small.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoth...7616809254421/
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_ser.htm

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    Nice pics - looks like a place I have to go...

    best wishes

    Jan

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