moth observations . . .

Only the third night's moth recording at my "new" pad (moved in at the end of October) - a reasonable haul of 46 species; all photographed, thoughI've appended only some of the more photogenic or unusual species observed from last night's moth recording at home in Hong Kong (moth trap on the roof top, next to a mosaic of habitats, including fung shui woodland, secondary forest, grassland and abandoned agricultural land).

Always good to see Saturniidae, and whilst I was rather hoping to see the Indian Silk Moth (Saturnia pyretorum, actually expecting to see this as it only flies in January/February in Hong Kong and occurs at sites within 2km of my house) the Golden Emperor Moth (Loepa sp. c.f. sikkima) is always a welcome visitor....

Posted by hkmoths hkmoths, January 22, 2013 14:57

Observations

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:43 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Saturniidae, Saturniinae
Saturnia pyretorum

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 2013

Place

Missing Location

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Saturniidae, Saturniinae
Loepa sikkima
(at least, that's what it's being called for now - thought there is doubt about the i.d., maybe it's L.kuangtungensis or even something else . . .

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:55 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Crambidae, Spilomelinae
Filodes fulvidorsalis

long legs, long body, long wings, long tongue.... thirsty..! (it's the dry season in HK)

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:58 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Pyralidae, Galleriinae
Doloessa viridis

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:59 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, Hypeninae
Sarobela litterata

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 01:03 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Crambidae, Spilomelinae
Camptomastix hisbonalis

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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What

Grote's Tussock Moth Calliteara grotei

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Date

January 22, 2013 05:58 AM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, Lymantriinae, Orgyiini
Calliteara grotei

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Yellow Tussok Moth Nygmia plana

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Date

January 22, 2013 06:00 AM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, Lymantriinae, Nygmiini
Nygmia plana (species group)
Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 06:02 AM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, subfamily incertae sedis
Blasticorhinus enervis

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:36 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Crambidae, Pyraustinae
Pyrausta sp c f ochracealis
Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Date

January 22, 2013 12:43 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Pericopina
Nyctemera adversata

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley,
Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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