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    Default Some Pterophoridae?

    I found a lot of these at the Kranji Nature Trail yesterday. Would appreciate some help in identifying what species this is, and what the hostplant might be... thanks!


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    Geez! How do these things fly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander
    Geez! How do these things fly?
    Slowly!

    This plume moth looks like a species of Deuterocopus.

    cheers,

    Roger.
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    Thanks Roger. Ever helpful.

    I did a search and found that their hostplants includes Avicennia, which might explain why they are so plentiful in the mangroves.

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