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    Dr Seow,
    Any idea on the species ID of this tiny moth (about 3.5mm long)? I suspect that this is some kind of snout moth.

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    Last edited by horace2264; 05-Jan-2018 at 03:00 PM.
    Horace

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    Micromoth Pyroderces spp. Cosmopterigidae.

    A bit of luck getting a perfect match here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoth...7616900373998/

    Several species are world wide pest on coconut, sago cotton,etc.
    No match to species level found.

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    Micromoth Pyroderces spp. Cosmopterigidae.

    A bit of luck getting a perfect match here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoth...7616900373998/

    Several species are world wide pest on coconut, sago cotton,etc.
    No match to species level found.

    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Great! That's fantastic to have such a near-pecfect match. Many thanks for the family/genus ID.
    The larva of this particular specimen fed on seeds of Nepenthes gracilius.
    Horace

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    Correction: They are not considered as pests being scavengers on damaged flowers & foliage.
    Close to this.
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1126504/bgimage
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.co...osm/badia.html

    TL Seow: Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    Correction: They are not considered as pests being scavengers on damaged flowers & foliage.
    Close to this.
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1126504/bgimage
    http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.co...osm/badia.html

    TL Seow: Cheers.
    Many thanks for the new info and URLs.
    Indeed, the moth I observed has strong resemblance to Pyroderces badia.
    Horace

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