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Farmland northern Thailand, 500 MASL


Attracted to a blacklight, Lymantriidae

1 Species ID Suggestions

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

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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

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

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!!
From a russian paper, no chance to read the text, but the pictures are find:

Maybe you find the female nearby??

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Tambon Mae Hi, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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

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