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Sinobug Leaf-Footed Bug
Leaf-Footed Bug commented on by Sinobug จังหวัดเชียงใหม่, Thailand9 years ago

Hi Rob. Responding to your question on my blog.
My reference for Prionolomia gigas is Chinese and I believe is the original description of the species, so naturally it will list Yunnan, China as the origin. Chang Mai is a mere few hundred km away and it would be unlikely that a species range stops at a border. The species I see here in southern Yunnan are typically shared with Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and northern Thailand and beyond. Similarly, I have photographed several insect species now officially recognized at the first records in China, yet when you look at the sightings maps, previous records all stop at the Chinese border. It is purely a question of who does the research or makes the spotting and where and whether information is pooled universally or restricted to probably language-based archives. I agree this looks like the Leaf-footed Bug, Prionolomia gigas (Coreidae), but at the very least it belongs to that genus.

Sinobug Stick Insect
Stick Insect commented on by Sinobug Costa Rica9 years ago

Most definitely a Pseudophyllinae katydid nymph.
(The China link is mine. I was convinced it was a Phasmid to begin with as well. I have yet to encounter an adult but the chances of actually seeing it if it is right in front of you are pretty slim.)

Sinobug Spotting
Spotting commented on by Sinobug 普洱市, 云南, Paracel Islands9 years ago

@Jason Alexander
Like most Limacodids, they appear to be polyphagous. I believe this was on boxwood.

Sinobug Tailed Yellow Owl
Tailed Yellow Owl commented on by Sinobug Jawa Barat, Indonesia9 years ago

Tailed Yellow Owl (Neorina chrisna, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

Sinobug Spotting
Spotting commented on by Sinobug 普洱市, 云南, Paracel Islands10 years ago

Undeniable similarity to the linked Flickr images. All the indicators are that your Notodontidae 'hunch' are correct. At least my suggestion it was a Geometridae seem incorrect as it does in fact have 5 pairs of prolegs - the tails are one modified pair, it clearly has only two pairs of functional prolegs and there are two pairs of vestigial non-functional limbs there cranial to those. That alone would exclude the Geometridae as they have only one or two pair. That configuration is still very unusual even for the Notodontids and indeed with a brief browse through general images of Cerura caterpillars atypical of anything else I can see. But then, when is anything from Yunnan typical? Thanks for input and blazing a trail to follow....

Sinobug Crambid Moth
Crambid Moth commented on by Sinobug Chiapas, Mexico10 years ago

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae)

Sinobug Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar, Cup Moth
Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar, Cup Moth commented on by Sinobug Panama10 years ago

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae)

Sinobug Geometridae
Geometridae commented on by Sinobug Bhutan10 years ago

Geometrid Moth, Fascellina sp., Ennominae, Geometridae

Sinobug Longhorn Beetle
Longhorn Beetle commented on by Sinobug 普洱市, 云南 Yunnan, Paracel Islands10 years ago

@Daniel Rowson
Body length was around 4cm....

Sinobug Crambid Moth
Crambid Moth commented on by Sinobug 普洱市, 云南 Yunnan, Paracel Islands10 years ago

Identified : Crambid Moth (Pagyda quinquelineata, Spilomelinae, Crambidae)

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