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Cream Wave Moth

Genus Scopula, Geometridae

Description:

Wingspan 30 mm.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Cream Wave Moth
Scopula perlata Walker, 1861 Scopula | Atlas of Living Australia
bayucca
bayucca a month ago
Wave Moth
Scopula sp.


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6 Comments

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

bayucca,
This one is smaller (wingspan 16 mm), the hindwing is more bulbous.
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11...

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

Ornithoptera80, thanks.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a month ago

Scopula perlata is not found in Vietnam, but mostly in southern Australia, like seen in the map on the link. To identify the genus Scopula, you will need to look at internal structures of the abdomen. Scopula sp. is the most safe identification without getting the species name wrong. Many moth genus's are almost identical to the look at with many new, and undescribed species. especially in the tropics where many people don't go to study such small moths, for example Vietnam, India, Bhutan, Nepal, ect. Thank you.
Ornithoptera80

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/451005-...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopula_pe...

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

bayucca, My country is currently devoid of life, many species are not marked on the world distribution map, even though they are, I am very sad about this.!

Võ Anh Tuấn
Võ Anh Tuấn a month ago

bayucca, thanks.

bayucca
bayucca a month ago

The genus Scopula is correct, but the species not. Scopula incanata is a European species and not found in Vietnam. Scopula is a tricky genus and yours has never been identified to species level until now.

Võ Anh Tuấn
Spotted by
Võ Anh Tuấn

Thành phố Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp, Viet Nam

Spotted on Aug 6, 2019
Submitted on Jul 30, 2021

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