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Crambid Moth

Glyphodes sp.


Black and white crambid moth. Body length is about 8mm.


Urban garden.


Although I tend to agree with Nuwan's suggestion -, (compare this with your 3rd pic), I could not find any literature specifying kasama ang Phils sa distribution - Ang nakita kong with recorded distribution in the Philippines is Glyphodes stolalis -, But if you will notice, Glyphodes onychinalis occurs in our neighboring countries - HK, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand - parang nilagpasan nila ang Philippines (or wala pa lang recorded occurrence in the Philippines, ngayon pa lang :)..... I love its name in NZ - Now, there is a Bocchoris onychinalis in BOLD Systems which looks a lot like Glyphodes onychinalis - Maybe ito yung sinasabi ni Mike. The specimens were collected in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This species also occurs in Africa - Merong Ategumia fatualis syn Bocchoris fatualis - native to Phils. pero wala akong makitang pictures. - AGNES ADIQUE-TALAVERA

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Hi @Mike24! I asked the help of fellow PN member @Agnes Adique-Talavera re this moth. I copied her reply to my email under notes so I can use it as reference. For the meantime the scientific name remains blank until I'm pretty sure about it. Thanks for your comments and ID suggestions. Best regards...

Thank you @Mike24! Will check on Bocchoris genus and update my spotting after confirmation. Thanks for all the ID species. Appreciate you looking at my moth spottings.

Mike24 8 years ago

I see some differences to that mentioned Glyphodes, but don t know that species personally :)
I'd placed it somewhere among Bocchoris genus :)

Thank you Nuwan for the ID! :)

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 29, 2012
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012

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