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Dear NuwanChathuranga and bayucca, I have edited my spotting accordingly.
OK, thanks for confirming, Nuwan! I wanted to hear it from you personally, since we have quite an interesting and "hot" discussion ;-)...Now, Vincent, you can add the names with a good conscience!
bayucca, i agree with vespertilio, one of those + is mine ;-)
The patches might really show variation in extension and colors in all these species. You also have some variation female/male.Where is Nuwan??
Dear Ashish Nimkar, the link you gave, http://en.goldenmap.com/Hypopyra, does not provide a picture of Hypopyra ossigera
Dear bayucca, I do not have any idea of the underside of this moth and the link http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...... shows patches in place of clearly marked dots.that are inside white circles which are again outlined in black.
Who was #4 "+"?? ;-)...
Another link for the "hooked" tip:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Vincent, do you have an idea of the underside of this one?
The wing tips are slightly different: Ossigera has a little "hook" whereas Vespertilio has not such a "hook".http://content.teldap.tw/main/dc_detail....I would still tend to Vespertilio.
Think link has most specie info....http://en.goldenmap.com/Hypopyra
Vincent if you checked and compare spots on link I mentioned with your spotted Moth...?It is Hypopyra ossigera
Here is the one from Irungbam:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jatishwor/7...
Dear bayucca, IrungbamJatishworSingh Ashish Nimkar, thank you for your suggestions. But none of them conforms cent per cent with my spotting. I am waiting for Nuwan to make a final decision.
Irungbam, please, check your flickr stream, you have one there!!
@Irungbam: Cricula is a Saturniidae and looks like this: http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=...Note the median line and follow it to the edge of the wing. In this one it ends in the middle of the edge, in Cricula the line ends apart the edge/tip of the forewing. In addition it should be more "hooked" to be Cricula. I am pretty sure it is a Hypopyra sp.
May if this match...http://srv2.hkwildlife.net/HKWL/viewthre...
There is another one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/haneesh/14...I know that Irungbam has also one in his stream, but could not find it anymore.
Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Hypopyra sp., and probably Hypopyra vespertilio:http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettaman/35...Nuwan, please, take a look at this one, I am not 100% sure about the species.
Lat: 10.65, Long: 76.54
Spotted on Mar 31, 2012 Submitted on Jan 7, 2013