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    Default Large moth for ID please.

    An easy one, I'm sure, for you here, Roger.
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    Appears to be the Lyssa zampa (Giant Uranid Moth) see discussion here
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    yes appears to be a Lyssa zampa.

    I shot one here too, last year.
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    Thanks Guys.

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    I go with Lyssa zampa, also. Note though that the very similar L. monetius is also possible in southern Thailand.

    see the Moths of Borneo website for details:
    Lyssa menoetius - http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-8/...niinae_1_2.php
    Lyssa zampa - http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-8/...niinae_1_1.php

    cheers,

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    Thank you, Roger. After reading the descriptions, it appears that my sdpecimen is a female of Lyssa zampa (the wider white/grey markings lead me to that impression).

    PS. I'm slowly getting links to the various volumes, Nos 1,3,5,6,8 & 12 so far!

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