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    Default Moth taken at Tioman island

    Shot this Moth at Tioman, hanging on the wall. ID anybody?
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    Looks like he went thru some heavy flaks. Sure it was taken at Tioman and not Iraq?:bsmileo:



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    Looks like one of those bombers.
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    My guess is its some kind of Hawk Moth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser
    Shot this Moth at Tioman, hanging on the wall. ID anybody?
    your moth is Oxyambulyx subocellata
    it's range : Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo and Java,

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    Looks more like a battleworn bomber craft than a moth... nice capture.

    I have a newbie question... does moths really bite? I know butts are gentle as the wind, but moths??
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluorite
    your moth is Oxyambulyx subocellata
    it's range : Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo and Java,
    Range as in? Where these moths can be found?
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    Hi Issac,

    Flourite's identification is correct, but the taxonomy is outdated. Oxyambulyx is a synomyn of Ambulyx and subocellata is a junior synonym of moorei. The correct name for this species is Ambulyx moorei. Flourite is referring to the species global distribution, using political entities (countries) as a reference point.

    For more information on this species, please look at this species entry in the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website by Tony Pittaway and Ian Kitching
    http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_moo.htm

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    Hi Roger, welcome aboard Butterflycircle and glad to have moth expert here to share their knowlege.
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    Hi Roger, welcome aboard Butterflycircle,
    finally you are coming,
    waiting for you for a long time,

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