Friday, 26 December 2008

December Mothing - 6

Here are a few moths that have come to the light over the past few days.

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No.1. Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta showing the striking markings on its wings.

NOCTUIDAE : Amphipyrinae

No. 2. This moth looks very similar to Cotachena histricalis

UPDATE: (Thanks MH) Hygraula nitens.
Caterpillars of this moth are aquatic.
CRAMBIDAE : Acentropinae

No. 3 was a tiny moth. I'm not sure if it's a Tineid as the palps are not really visible in this image.

Perhaps it could be something more exciting like Opostega sp from family Opostegidae

No. 4 is Diatenes aglossoides again showing nice wing colouration. It did not remain on top of the spider web for very long! :-)

NOCTUIDAE : Catocalinae

No. 5 is more than likely to be Uraba lugens again perching on my garden hose.



Duncan said...

Nice ones JL, you're putting me to shame!

Junior Lepid said...

I very much doubt that would be the case, Duncan! The truth of the matter is you probably have much more on your plate than I. :-)