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    Default Bat Moth

    Here's a strange looking moth (at least it looks like a moth!) for the experts to ID.

    The 2nd one is quite small, about only 1 cm wingspan. Interesting green colours on the wings.
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    hmm... where're the antannae?
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    Tucked underneath the wings. You can just see a bit of the antenna just curving downwards below the wings.
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    the top one looks like Monobolodes pernigrata (Warren)
    Epiplemidae
    it's range : India,

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    The red and yellow species looks as if it should be in the very diverse genus Chrysocraspeda, Geometridae, Sterrhinae. This species is not one of the 30 Chrysocraspeda illustrated in the Moths of Borneo series.

    cheers,

    Roger.
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    wow.. they tuck their antennaes under their wings? interesting.

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    Hi Yan,

    Yes indeed, some species do tuck their antennae away under the wings!

    cheers,

    Roger.

    p.s.

    one antenna
    many antennae
    Roger C. KENDRICK Ph.D.

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    Wow... this is interesting... like stealth bombers of the insect world... the high tech stuff... (advanced evolution?)... can the topmost moth really fly? Wings look realllllly too small for flight.
    A true noobie in butterfly photography. And still learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkmoths
    p.s.

    one antenna
    many antennae
    Hi Roger,

    Thanks!
    Chee Ming, Sum

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    Hi Isaac,

    The forewings on the epiplemine species are folded up like a roll at the top (costa) and the hindwings do much the same, only at the dorsal edge.
    Set specimens show that species in this group actually have quite broad wings.

    cheers,

    Roger.
    Roger C. KENDRICK Ph.D.

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