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Photo © Roger Kendrick, all rights reserved
Kwun Yam Keng, New Territories, Hong Kong (Google, OSM)
22.430145, 114.120568
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Insecta: Lepidoptera
Erebidae, Erebinae
Erebus caprimulgus

seen at night by torchlight, at rest on a leaf.
Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, Hong Kong.
This is a pretty large noctuid, about 100mm across. There are only a handful of records from Hong Kong, and I think this is the first male that's been recorded in Hong Kong.
The blue around the edges of the wings is light refracted from the camera flash.

Jan. 12, 2012 14:28:13 +0800
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