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    Default Which pupa?

    Found this small (1 1/2cm long) pupa attached to a coconut palm frond. Any idea of ID?
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    One of the Hesperiidae for sure... but you already know that...
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    probably I'm wrong, but got a feel that this is a moth pupae

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    Quite right, SC. This pretty little moth eclosed today. Could I have an ID please.

    Could this thread be moved to the Moth section. Thanks
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    Moved. Over to Roger for his advice.

    Got me fooled there... sure looks similar to some of the Skipper pupae in Igarashi.
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    Atteva sp.

    Yponomeutidae.

    no records of this genus using coconut palms as a host plant on the BMNH's HOSTS database.

    Atteva is a rather small genus that is in need of revision; most records in S.E.Asia are of A. fabriciella (or misidentifications thereof). When I checked the genus to try an identify two species that are found in Hong Kong, I couldn't make much of the series in the BMNH, London, which is a mixture of species.

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    Thanks Roger. I can't confirm the coconut as hostplant as we did not see a cat feeding, only the pupa.

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