Tuesday, 16 December 2008

December Mothing - 4

All but the first moth came to light last night.

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No. 1 I'm pretty sure this is Enispa niviceps

No. 2 Etiella behrii
PYRALIDAE : Phycitinae
This is an agricultural pest.

No. 3 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-backed or Cabbage Moth)
Another agricultural pest!


No. 4 - 1.5cm in length

UPDATE: This moth is probably Neumichtis archephanes

No. 5 - 1.5cm in length
No's 4 and 5 may be the same moth.

No. 6 - approximately 2.cm

UPDATE (thanks to MH again)
This is likely to be the Lesser Budworm, Heliothis punctifera
Subfamily: Heliothinae

No. 7

UPDATE: (Again, thanks to MH)
Gum-leaf Skeletoniser Uraba lugens


Duncan said...

You know JL, I sometimes why we attract these moths and then let them go, most of them seem to be pests of some sort!!!

Junior Lepid said...

Not all of 'em, Duncan! :-) Besides, some of the peskies are really nice looking moths.

I'm relishing the learning experience at the moment.

Hopefully, this time next year I won't be asking so many questions as to who's who!