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Fruit Piercing Moth

Phyllodes staudingeri

Notes:

I've been trying to i.d this moth but these photos were taken on zoom up under the eaves of the roof so not particularly clear. On checking Thai Bugs site I think it resembles Phyllodes

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6 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions bayucca. I have lightened the 5th image hoping it might show the markings on the wings, not sure if it will help.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Personally I would slightly tend to Phyllodes staudingeri, but I am not sure. There are also Phyllodes eyndhovii and Pyllodes verhuelli.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17487183@N0...
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/...

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

I've cropped the only two images I have bayucca. Not sure if this will make it any easier for an ident though

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Phyllodes is correct, but your moth is too small for getting closer. Please, can you enlarge it?

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thank you for the ident ChunXingWong. Do you know the correct species I.D please

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Commonly called the Fruit piercing moth.

VivBraznell
Spotted by
VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on Jan 10, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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