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Clearwing Moth

Synanthedon sp


Clearwing Moth, possibly from the genus Synanthedon.


It was attracted by light at night to the buildings in the Park.

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Gaia80 4 years ago

Yeah me too @Albert, but I usually don't have time to research as much. I try to learn more, but forget even faster ;)

AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks again, @Gaia80 but I get most of the info by Googling and Wikipedia :D

Gaia80 4 years ago

Cool, you have a lot of knowledge! Wish I one day get close to being somewhat illuminated when it comes to nature and it's inhabitants :)

AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @Gaia80.
The species Synanthedon tipuliformis is endemic to the Palearctic ecozone, but is an invasive species in the Nearctic ecozone and the Australasia ecozone. So, probably not the species or like you said, a sub-species. Unless its also an invasive species to Borneo.

Gaia80 4 years ago

Looks a bit like the Synanthedon tipuliformis, it's not this one but maybe a subspecies?

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 22, 2019

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