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    Hello moth lovers, I'm new here. I hope someone can ID these moths for me. Thanks...

    1) Small Yellow Moth = Lyclene biseriata
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/124866029

    2) Tiny Gray-Brown Moth = Scopula parodites
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/116236034

    3) Tiny White-Brown Moth = Scopula planidisca
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125546003

    4) Tiny Yellow-Brown Moth = Cyclosiella dulcicula
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125126027

    5) Tiny White-Yellow Moth = Cyana catorhoda
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125886055

    6) Tiny Yellow-Black Moth = Eurrhyparodes tricoloralis
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120066013

    7) Tiny Plume Moth = Megalorhipida leucodactyla
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120576090

    8) Unknown Spiky Caterpillar = Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly Caterpillar)
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126066086
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    1. Small Yellow Moth.

    It is a Lyclene species, Arctiinae ,Erebidae.
    Among the ones with similar markings this one is unique in lacking a black band crossing the middle of the forewing.
    The only species like that in Moths of Borneo is L. biseriata which at the moment is endemic to Borneo.
    Moths of Borneo website.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/about.htm

    TL Seow :Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    1. Small Yellow Moth.

    It is a Lyclene species, Arctiinae ,Erebidae.
    Among the ones with similar markings this one is unique in lacking a black band crossing the middle of the forewing.
    The only species like that in Moths of Borneo is L. biseriata which at the moment is endemic to Borneo.
    Moths of Borneo website.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/about.htm

    TL Seow :Cheers.
    Thanks, i appreciate that...

    I love insects, i hope someone can ID the others too...

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    2. Tiny Graybrown Moth.
    Geometridae.
    Here it gets difficult but Scopula (subfamily Sterrhinae) species have the right size. colour & markings.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10...ni/gallery.php

    TL Seow :Cheers.

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    No 5. - Cyana species ( as mentioned in the comments part of the Project Noah page). These can be very difficult to differentiate, and this is a large genus. I would not want to go further.

    No 6. - I do not know how variable the markings of this species can be, but it looks very much like Eurrhyparodes tricolaris (Crambidae)

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    Thanks to everyone that helped me to ID these moths....

    * No. 8 clear = Lime Butterfly Caterpillar (4th Instar) - Papilio demoleus malayanus

    Few more to go...

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    # 4 could be Cyclosiella dulcicola or something closely related

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    Quote Originally Posted by guldsmed View Post
    # 4 could be Cyclosiella dulcicola or something closely related
    Good one Jan but the spelling is C. dulcicula not -cola.

    I did a check & it could be a sibling species C. dulciculoides recorded from Borneo 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guldsmed View Post
    # 4 could be Cyclosiella dulcicola or something closely related
    Good one Jan but the spelling is C. dulcicula not -cola.

    I did a check & it could be a sibling species C. dulciculoides recorded from Borneo 2001.
    As stated in the text the yellow edging is broader in C. dulciculoides.

    This image from peninsular Malaysia have a broader yellow rim than the one you shot in Thailand.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jan_f_r...en/8719684615/

    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/...walker_6_1.php


    TL Seow
    PS. C. dulciculoides is recorded from Thailand so that it is even more likely to be this species.

    Both species appeared to be unknown from peninsular Malaysia at the moment.
    Last edited by Psyche; 17-Dec-2013 at 08:15 AM. Reason: PS

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    Thanks Psyche, Painted Jezebel, and guldsmed for your help... Few more to go...

    1) = Lyclene biseriata

    2) = Scopula sp.

    3) Tiny White-Brown Moth = ???
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125546003

    4)
    Quote Originally Posted by Psyche View Post
    PS. C. dulciculoides is recorded from Thailand so that it is even more likely to be this species.

    Both species appeared to be unknown from peninsular Malaysia at the moment.
    = Cyclosiella dulcicula or Cyclosiella dulciculoides? I take a new picture (in peninsular Malaysia), what do you think???
    - http://lh4.ggpht.com/km7s28PmwaFTKeG...hb6Uc2IA=s1200

    5) = Cyana sp. (it will be helpful if someone know the species)

    6) = Eurrhyparodes tricoloralis

    7) Tiny Plume Moth = ???
    - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/120576090

    8) = Papilio demoleus malayanus (Lime Butterfly Caterpillar)

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