by admin on October 18, 2010

The most frustrating thing about finding moths is not knowing what they are. All these came to the lights in the last few days and I’ve no idea what they are. Any suggestions welcome.

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Erwin Beyer November 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Dear Sir,
I am generally interested in insects of Thailand and adjacent countries. I live in Germany (near Bonn) but frequently travel to South East Asia. For long time I have been a fan of your website…
As for identification of insects I am not a specialist for any insect family, but I know that #5998 is a noctuid, namely Pericyma cruegeri. This is a common moth, and a very variable one which is probably the reason why you could not immediately identify it…
Best regards, Erwin

admin November 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Erwin- thanks for your comments. You’re right about the id, I should have noticed it.

P.S.Sivaprasad November 6, 2010 at 12:41 am

The photograph of the white moth looks like (Europlema flavilinea Hampson) I am not very sure of the species but the genus must be Europlema.


Neville Hudson December 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Have no clue what most of them are and those that I do I cannot get closer than a tribal grouping for the Geometrids and a suggestion for the Lymantriine. Hope this is helpful.

img_5936 is a Pug moth, Geometridae, Larentiinae, Tribe Eupitheciini
img_5954 may be a species of Sauris or a related genus. Geometridae, Larentiinae, Tribe Trichopterygini
img_5983 looks like a Lymantriinae, the Austrailian Euzora collucens is similar ( What appear to be transverse colour bands in Euzora collucens (poorly shown in most of the photos at this link) are not really a difference in colour, but perhaps, a difference in the arrangement or shape of the scales in them. They also have a quite remarkable satin like sheen to their wings.


Neville Hudson December 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Thai Bugs is a great website, keep up the good work!!
Further, on your Geometrinae page, I can help with three phots of unidentified Geometrinae, unidentified, no-id-9 & unidentified 9 (same photo?) are one of the tricky ones. I caught one in Phuket in June and I too thought it was a Geometrinae until I got home to New Zealand. It is actually an Ennominae (Tribe Cassymini) of the genus Zamarada, no idea which species however.


admin December 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Neville, many thanks for the comments and suggestions.

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