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Scoopwing Moth

Oroplema oyamana

Notes:

Spotted this small moth in the car porch @ 4.45 pm. I thought it looked like an angel at first glance. (Thank you ForestDragon for the help. And ChunXingWong too.)

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6 Comments

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

I will update the ID accordingly.

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

Thanks CXW for straining your eyes, trying to find a match for my mysterious moth in Moth of Borneo site.

After a little googling, the clearest picture I found on the net is this:

http://www.hkwildlife.net/viewthread.php...

The similiarity in the patterns does point to Oroplema oyamana.



ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Here is a the gallery for Epipleminae moth species of Borneo. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-8/epip...
The closest match I can find in there is Oroplema oyamana.

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

Thank you very much for helping me with the identification. I've reuploaded the 2nd image, however it's not better/clearer than the 1st image.

Though the exact species remains unknown for the moment (google search didn't provide satisfactory result), I'm pretty happy with your info.

I will make an edit to the spotting title & ID.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Also, I can't see the second picture, you probably need to delete it and upload it again.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

This looks like a species of Scoopwing Moth, Subfamily Epipleminae. I am not familiar with the species in your area though.
Here are ones from North America, they look very similar:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/14336

starleaf
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starleaf

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 13, 2010
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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