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Roger Kendrick

Roger Kendrick

I am an independent wildlife consultant based in Hong Kong. I focus on Asian Moths via iNaturalist, but will pop in to PN from time to time.

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Roger Kendrick Lappet Moth
Lappet Moth commented on by Roger Kendrick Cagayan, Philippines2 years ago

dissection of the genitalia necessary here - this could be G. pardale, or G. philippinensis, or one of several other Gastropacha species in the pardale complex.

Roger Kendrick Snout moths
Snout moths commented on by Roger Kendrick Assam, India2 years ago

"snout" moth, eh.
confusing when there are other, not closely related, moth taxa also referred to as snout moths (e.g. Pyralidae and some Hypeninae of Erebidae)
The dangers of mis-communication with vernaculars is evident here.

Roger Kendrick Lappet moth
Lappet moth commented on by Roger Kendrick རྩི་རང་རྫོང་ཁག་, Bhutan2 years ago

and the tag - Apona cashmirensis is likely correct, though placement in Lasiocampidae is not - Apona is placed in Eupterotidae (see, e.g. BOLD, Moths of Borneo part 3, moths of Japan)

Roger Kendrick Euthrix isocyma賽紋枯葉蛾
Euthrix isocyma賽紋枯葉蛾 commented on by Roger Kendrick Paracel Islands2 years ago

see also Zolotuhin, V.V.; & Pinratana, A. Bro., 2005. Moths of Thailand 4 Lasiocampidae. Brothers of Saint Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 205 pp.
Of the five almost identical species in the G. pardale group, only pardale has been found in Hong Kong. the observation is of the female.

Roger Kendrick Palpita sp. Crambidae, Spilomelinae
Palpita sp. Crambidae, Spilomelinae commented on by Roger Kendrick දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka2 years ago

any pale green Palpita like species with unmarked abdomens are likely to be Stemorrhages sp.

Roger Kendrick Little Brown Moth
Little Brown Moth commented on by Roger Kendrick Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia4 years ago

agree with H. vaneeckei; though only after checking the print version of Moths of Borneo !

Roger Kendrick Pyralidae, Epipaschiinae
Pyralidae, Epipaschiinae commented on by Roger Kendrick Bhutan4 years ago

agree this is a Lista sp.
There is a publication on the Chinese species published in 2017 - lots of very similar looking species.

Roger Kendrick Tiger moth 角蝶燈蛾
Tiger moth 角蝶燈蛾 commented on by Roger Kendrick HK, Paracel Islands4 years ago

N. carissima and N. muelleri are superficially similar in pattern. However, males of N. carissima have a distinct lobe on the inner margin of the hindwing that contains scent scales that is not present in N. muelleri.

So far only N. carissima, of these two species, has been recorded in Hong Kong.
In my Ph.D. thesis on 2002, the species N. carissima was misidentified (and mis-spelt) as N. mulleri (sic.)

Roger Kendrick Tiger moth 角蝶燈蛾
Tiger moth 角蝶燈蛾 commented on by Roger Kendrick HK, Paracel Islands4 years ago

one must be careful with spellings of patronyms when "non standard" characters (in this case the "u" with an umlaut) are involved.

Roger Kendrick Cotachena histricalis 伊錐歧角螟
Cotachena histricalis 伊錐歧角螟 commented on by Roger Kendrick HK, Paracel Islands4 years ago

identification with the caveat that the Hong Kong specimens retained have not been dissected to confirm if it is C. histricalis or the very similar C. pubescens.
Both could occur in HK.

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