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Upside down moth

Urapteroides astheniata

Description:

about 3" wide

Habitat:

limestone mountains covered in rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this moth while walking around the guesthouse looking for nocturnal creatures in Cuc Phuong National Park.

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19 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I missed some of these older comment, sorry, thanks everyone!

rutasandinas
rutasandinas 11 years ago

Bella

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

fantastic Dan sure looks like the one i have

Carolina
Carolina 12 years ago

That's beautiful.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

I think you're right Scott.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

I think this recent spotting is the same species http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/737...

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

I think this ID is correct. I think it is just a synonym, like you said.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Helpful for many Synonyms.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Site had different ID for this specie..

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

You're right, I'm very interested in the link. Thanks. I'm always looking for more reference material. This will probably help me in the future after I have a more detailed look at it.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Dan you might get interested with following link
http://www.thaibugs.com/?page_id=245

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks Ashish, I was looking for a common name.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Up side down moth.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

Thanks a lot Annvan. I have found the species and updated.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 12 years ago

Have a look at this: http://www.sareptiles.co.za/forum/viewto... (near bottom of page). They called it Urapteroides sp.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 12 years ago

I'll second that "Wow........." !

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 12 years ago

yep, seems they can be related

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 12 years ago

Wow...........

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Phủ Lý, Viet Nam

Spotted on Mar 19, 2010
Submitted on Apr 19, 2011

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