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Spotting

Habitat:

Farmland northern Thailand, 500 MASL

Notes:

Attracted to a blacklight, Lymantriidae

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Lymantrine Moth
Lymantria cf. sapaensis Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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2 Comments

RobThacker
RobThacker 5 years ago

Thanks again bayucca, looks like you put some time in here. I think also Lymantria sapaensis, also recorded from northern Thailand.

Many specimens here
http://www.insecta-web.org/cgi-bin/MWM/v...

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Erebidae, Lymantriinae, Lymantriini, Lymantria sp., sorry, cannot tell you for sure which one it is. Very variable and sometimes quite a distinctive sexual dimorphism. Might be Ganara? Narindra? Possibly Sapaensis! Male
http://www.boldsystems.org/pics/MPGM/LYR...
http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Mot...
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...

Checking other links (sometimes I hate this stupid new flickr!!) I might have found it nevertheless...

Looks like being Lymantria sapaensis, originally described from Vietnam and only 1998, so, quite a new species!!
https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Lyman...
From a russian paper, no chance to read the text, but the pictures are find:
http://molbiol.ru/forums/uploads/a004/b0...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77995220@N...

Maybe you find the female nearby??
https://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogim...

RobThacker
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RobThacker

Tambon Mae Hi, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Spotted on Nov 14, 2015
Submitted on Nov 28, 2015

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