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1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Wasp Moth
Syntomoides imaon IMG_7318 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, moth ID is sometimes a real nightmare ;-)...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

I had forgotten how hard it was to separate these moths... now I know why. Thanks bayucca !

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae, Syntomoides imaon. Another common name might also be Handmaiden Moth (?). I think that some of these tricky group of Syntomoides and Amata are wrongly IDed on the web. So I added some with the correct ID to compare:
http://ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Arctid/Sy...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52923744@N0...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66943918@N0...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsonso_ph...
http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/77_Arctiida...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindadevold...
Handmaiden Moth, but no scientific name added:
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayi...
Wiki link with in my opinion wrong picture:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntomoides...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Syntom...
Might be also a Syntomoides, but in my eyes not Imaon.
Amata phegeo is not found in India, but to be honest, my first thoughts were also Amata ;-)...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Amata phegea ?

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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