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森林総合研究所, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JP (Google, OSM)
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May. 07, 2012 23:02:02 +0900
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Posted by wingedwolfpsion over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pterostoma - Photo (c) Biopix, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dhobern's ID: Genus Pterostoma, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)

This is a notodontid moth in the genus Pterostoma. Japanese species include Pterostoma sinicum and Pterostoma gigantinum - I'm not sure of how to tell these apart.

Posted by dhobern over 2 years ago (Flag)
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This one is complicated.

It matches P. gigantinum on the Moths of Japan website
http://www.jpmoth.org/Notodontidae/Pterostoma_gigantinum.html

and doesn't have the dark brown costal base to the forewing of P. grisea . . . http://www.jpmoth.org/Notodontidae/Pterostoma_griseum.html

Now follow closely - I'll type this only once... (!)
The LepIndex website http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/lepindex/search/detail.dsml?TaxonNo=60921.0&UserID=&UserName=&&listPageURL=list%2edsml%3fsort%3dSCIENTIFIC%255fNAME%255fon%255fcard%26SCIENTIFIC_NAME_on_cardqtype%3dstarts%2bwith%26SCIENTIFIC_NAME_on_card%3dPterostoma%26recLimit%3d30&searchPageURL=index%2edsml%3fSCIENTIFIC_NAME_on_cardqtype%3dstarts%2bwith%26sort%3dSCIENTIFIC%255fNAME%255fon%255fcard%26SCIENTIFIC_NAME_on_card%3dPterostoma%26recLimit%3d30
gives P. gigantinum as a junior synonym of P. sinica Moore, 1877, not to be confused with P. sinica Draeseke, 1926, which is a junior synonym of P. grisea Bremer, 1861 (not grisea Graeser, 1888 = sinica Moore).
Thus in reply to Donald's comment above, it is possible he is referring to the same species (P.sinica Moore), which would be the species in the original photo and matches the Moths of Japan's gigantinum (=P. sinica Moore, 1877). You should be completely confused by now! (If not, then well done :) )
I think your moth is P. sinica Moore, 1877

Posted by hkmoths over 2 years ago (Flag)
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hkmoths's ID: Pterostoma sinica, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)
Posted by hkmoths over 2 years ago (Flag)
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langner's ID: Pterostoma sinica, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)
Posted by langner over 2 years ago (Flag)
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langner's ID: Pterostoma sinica, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)
Community ID: Pterostoma sinica, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)
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Pterostoma - Photo (c) Biopix, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dhobern's ID: Genus Pterostoma, a member of Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae)

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