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Do you get any moths in your house ?

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Eudocima sp

Postby green baron » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:03 pm

A friend sent me a photo of this 'leaf moth' that went to her house.

It is a Eudocima sp, maybe a E. auranti.

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Dysphania glaucescen

Postby green baron » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:53 pm

Just now at about 7pm a moth flew into my balcony and landed on a flower ! Ok, not exactly in my house but close.

Doesn't it look like a colorful butterfly ? It is actually a day flying moth - Dysphania glaucescen.

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I am not sure where it came from because if I remember correctly the larva host plant is the cicada tree which is found in fresh water mangrove. The closest Cicada Tree I am aware of is at Hort Park which is quite a distance away from my place. :pdr:

You can see other species from this moth subfamily in my Flckr album here
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby jwee » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:15 pm

This tiny Moth flew into my kitchen...

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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby jwee » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:20 pm

Another one flew into my kitchen at around 8:00pm today.
Looks like a forest butterfly to me...

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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby Colonel » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:10 am

jwee wrote:Another one flew into my kitchen at around 8:00pm today.
Looks like a forest butterfly to me...

Yes..it is a butterfly specifically the female Baron (Euthalia aconthea gurda)....
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby jwee » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:39 pm

Thanks Colonel

Colonel wrote:
jwee wrote:Another one flew into my kitchen at around 8:00pm today.
Looks like a forest butterfly to me...

Yes..it is a butterfly specifically the female Baron (Euthalia aconthea gurda)....
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby plain tiger » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:36 am

Came across this beautiful female in my garden, Urapteroides astheniata. Was seeking shelter after a downpour.
She's slightly larger than the Plain tiger, and flies elegantly, albeit weakly. Imagine the Pysche flying.
Urapteroides astheniata belong to the same sub-family Uraniidae as the familiar Lyssa zampa (http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-8/ura ... allery.php), whose host-plants are species of Endospermum (Euphorbiaceae).
Wonder if she was looking around to lay eggs I didnt see any.
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby plain tiger » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:11 pm

Twas raining on the 16th Nov this fella flew into my dining area to seek refuge nightime...large around 3 cm.
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby searth63 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:13 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23897861@N ... otostream/


..sighted at west coast, SG, hdb flatstair-case-dwelling moth ?
Is such poisonous ?
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Re: Do you get any moths in your house ?

Postby cchin » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:27 am

Those small moths... look abit like tussock moths? destructive.
Yes, nowadays even to get a moth to the light is as rare as getting a rainbow after the sun. The use of fogging has almost wiped them clean.
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