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Date

June 22, 2008 10:29 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Sphingidae, Smerinthinae
Amplypterus panopus

Tai Po Kau Headland, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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Date

June 22, 2008 10:33 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Crambidae, Spilomelinae
Haritalodes derogata

Tai Po Kau Headland, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Lesser Atlas Moth Samia wangi

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Date

June 22, 2008 10:20 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Saturniidae, Saturniinae
Samia wangi

Tai Po Kau Headland, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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June 24, 2008 02:17 PM HKT

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Insecta: Coleoptera
Rutellidae
Anomala sp.

Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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hkmoths

Date

June 22, 2008 10:33 PM HKT

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Insecta: Lepidoptera
Crambidae, Spilomelinae
Haritalodes derogata

Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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Date

June 22, 2008 10:42 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Sphingidae, Sphinginae
Amplypterus panopus

Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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Gold-banded Etiella Moth Etiella zinckenella

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Date

June 24, 2008 02:13 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Pyralidae, Phycitinae
Etiella zinckenella

Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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Date

June 22, 2008 12:22 AM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Noctuidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini
Miltochrista species, near to M. convexa 俏美苔蛾

Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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June 22, 2008 12:25 AM HKT

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Insecta: Lepidoptera
Oecophoridae, Stathmopodinae
Stathmopoda stimulata

Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, Hong Kong

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Lesser Atlas Moth Samia wangi

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Date

June 22, 2008 10:20 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Saturniidae, Saturniinae
Samia wangi

Tai Po Kau Headland Conservation Area, Tai Po, Hong Kong

This is a female (fat body and small antennae).

There is a little story to tell about this particular moth. . . .
The species Samia wangi was described and named in 2001 by Ric Peigler and Stefan Naumann as part of their revision of the genus Samia. I had arranged for Prof. Peigler (who visited Hong Kong recently as part of a silk research trip in China) to visit Tai Po Kau with some friends of mine over dinner, and have a moth trap in operation. Fortune was with us, as this beautifully fresh moth turned up at the light - the very first live wild Samia wangi that its describer had ever seen!

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