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
The Ochreous gliding hawkmoth - Ambulyx ochracea
The Greater death's head hawkmoth - Acherontia lachesis
1. Should be T. clotho. The dark oblique line is thin & does not reach the FW lower margin.
T. indistincta ;thin line reaches lower margin. range Maluku(Moluccas) & PNG.
T. alecto ; oblique line thicken, reaching lower margin; usually 2nd line noticeable.
2. should be Checetra lineosa. colour variable.
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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.
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Last edited by Psyche; 21-May-2016 at 09:08 AM.
Post 2, 4 & 5.
These matched A. sericeipennis much better.
There are forms with the subbasal round spot small.
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Nice pics - looks like a place I have to go...