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Thread: Is this Caenerresa diaphania ?

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    Default Is this Caenerresa diaphania ?

    This is one of the common daylight moth found in Singapore. Not sure I id it correctly:

    -Loke

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    Oops, someone post the question before (genus Amata?).
    http://butterflycircle.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6958

    Saw someone on the net id it as Caenerresa diaphania.
    -Loke

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    Have to wait for our expert Roger to advise. In the moth world there are so many lookalikes that will make you go .

    Anyway, I always wondered where the term "daylight moth" came from. I noticed that some photogs started it at NPS and CS and then it continued.

    As far as I remember, it's always been "day-flying moth" to describe generically, this group of moths that fly during the day instead of at night, which the majority of moths typically do.
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    Yes my mum keep telling me it's day flying moth when i was young. Quite a nice looking moth to start with.

    Cheers!

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    indeed it is good to start with...this is the first i butt/moth i ever caught. haha.

    狭翅鹿子蛾 (明窗鹿蛾) Amata hirayamae Matsumura, according to

    http://gaga.jes.mlc.edu.tw/new23/9401/w08.htm

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    You managed to get a clean and green bg shot.
    I suppose their wings were not on the same plane resulting in some parts of the wings not sharp - tough situation for you.

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    Thank you all for the inputs and comments.
    Ok, it is a day-flying moth, amata genus.

    Cheers
    -Loke

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    found it again yesterday, after the rain have stopped...


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    very nice shot! i can never get the wings in focus everytime i try!

    by the way, whats that chinese words on the right?
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    I was lucky. the moth was spreading it's wings flat and i took a shot from above. The chinese words says "The October of 2008 [lunar calender] was extremely rainy and on the first non-rainy day i captured this shot of the day flying moth." [rough translation].

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