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    Default Home loving moth

    This sweet little moth was ejected out of my house 3 times, but kept returning. Seems to like me! Reminds me a bit of the European Footman species.

    Please ID, thanks.
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    One of many species in the genus Cyana

    Arctiidae, Lithosiinae

    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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    Thanks Roger. Hey, I must be improving! I was right about the Footman moths, they belong to the Lithosiinae also!

    I can see why you would only bring it down to the Genus level. Using Google, I think I have reduced the possibilites down to 9 species, but I can not find photos of those so I will have to leave it as Cyana sp.

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    Hi Les,

    Whichever Cyana sp. this is it's a male - there is a clear costal fold on the forewing; this contains androconial scent scales. Females tend to have less spots and finer fasciae; many were thought to be different species once upon a (not so very) long time ago.

    cheers,

    Roger.
    Roger C. KENDRICK Ph.D.

    C & R Wildlife, Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong S.A.R.
    HK Moths website: http://www.hkmoths.com
    HK Moths Recording Project on i-Naturalist: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/hong-kong-moths
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    Ejected out of your house?!
    Aaron Soh

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