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Cricula Silkmoth

Cricula trifenestrata


yellow moth with dark brown spots all over.. it just rested near the light bulb


at the mountains of Lilo-an, Cebu, Philippines


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2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 11 years ago
Eupterote sp. Eupterote sp.
Monkey moth
Eupterote multiarcuata Eupterote multiarcuata - Khao Luang Krung Ching NP

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bayucca 11 years ago

At least you should correct this one ;-)...

AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

Thanks so much for your help!
I need to go and correct some of my IDs... :-}

bayucca 11 years ago

I don't think it Asclepiades. There are always 2 dark spots on the forewing and 2 brighter patches at the margin of the forewing:

AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

Thanks so much for clearing that up bayucca! And sorry for any confusion caused xiang! (I've deleted the ID suggestion.)
Bayucca - do you think the species could be Asclepiades? (Common name here: Monkey Moth)

bayucca 11 years ago

This is not Cricula trifenestra. Cricula never has a black spot on the forewing like yours and in yours are no brighter spots on the forewing.
Bombycoidea, Eupterotidae, Eupterote sp.
Do not blame Ann! The ID she referred to is wrong! But they are the same moth.
Some other shots:
Cricula is here:

xiang 12 years ago

@AnnvanWijgerden - thank you so much for the suggested id..hehehe:j

xiang 12 years ago

@AnnvanWijgerden - indeed looks the same.. thank you so much..
@hookgv - thanks.. hehe:j

hookgv 12 years ago

Welcome to project noah xiang

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Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 22, 2011
Submitted on Jul 13, 2011

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