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    Default Two moths new to me

    Could someone please help with the ID of these two moths? Thanks!


    No. 1a


    No. 1b


    No. 2
    Tang

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    No. 1 is a most amazing fly!

    No. 2 is Amata stellaris (Moths of Borneo, part 6, p. 13); Arctiidae, Syntominae.

    cheers,

    Roger.
    Roger C. KENDRICK Ph.D.

    C & R Wildlife, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong S.A.R.
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    can No 1 fly PROPERLY in the first place?

    wow.. the antennas are like..
    like.. two huge booms stuck on my head..
    ~Sing a Tune with Jayne~

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    That fly reminds me of a 'joke' photo I saw recently (which I DO NOT approve of, by the way). It is obviously two pipecleaners attached to a weevil head attached to a cactus leaf with two fly's wings added on for show!
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    That's really a very strange looking fly! Besides the antennae, the abdomen also looks very strange.

    No, it didn't fly. I wonder if it ever could. It was only walking clumsily.
    Tang

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    Tang, do you need an ID for the fly for record purposes? If so, I can post it on Insectnet. One can usually get at least a partial ID there, and a bit of googling thereafter normally works. I, for one, would be very intetrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Jezebel View Post
    Tang, do you need an ID for the fly for record purposes? If so, I can post it on Insectnet. One can usually get at least a partial ID there, and a bit of googling thereafter normally works. I, for one, would be very intetrested.

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    Yes, please! I could not find anything close to the strange looking fly in my guide books.
    Tang

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    Do flies have plumed antennae?
    Aaron Soh

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    Quote Originally Posted by atronox View Post
    Do flies have plumed antennae?
    Moth flies (Family Psychodidae) and Mosquitoes (Family Culicidae) do.
    Tang

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanghb View Post
    Moth flies (Family Psychodidae) and Mosquitoes (Family Culicidae) do.
    Cool! Can't get over the fact that such strange things exist.
    Aaron Soh

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