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Parasa himalepida & Mocis undata


Parasa himalepida & Mocis undata
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著作權:Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1577 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
類別:Animals
媒體:彩色
拍攝日期:2007-09-14
分類:Insects
相機:Nikon Coolpix E5600
Details:(Fill) Flash:Yes
Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
提交日期:2007-09-16 2:22
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數數:34
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Corrections:
The brown one is a Mocis undata (See Here) http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/ophiusini/ophiusini_14_1.php
as mentioned by Roger(hkmoths)


The green one is a Parasa himalepida
Thanks again to Roger (hkmoths)

Their distribution is worldwide with about 1,450 species found in Europe.

Most have drab forewings, although some have brightly coloured hindwings. There are usually few differences between the sexes. The overwhelming majority of noctuids fly at night and are almost invariably strongly attracted to light. Many are also attracted to sugar and nectar-rich flowers.

Some of the family are preyed upon by bats. However, these members have developed an evasive system whereby upon hearing the high pitched note which is emitted by the bat to locate its prey, a tiny organ in the ear sends muscles in the wings into spasm - causing the moth to dart around erratically. This random movement has the effect of evading the incoming bat.

Several species have larvae (caterpillars) that live in the soil and are agricultural or horticultural pests. These are the "cutworms" that eat the bases of young brassicas and lettuces. They form hard, shiny pupae. Most noctuid larvae feed at night, resting in the soil or in a crevice in its food plant during the day.

Please also See the WS version for different POV.

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Hi Haraprasan,
you are lucky to have those wonderful moths at your home - special the green one is very interesting. A wonderful arrangement to show them together, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-16 3:28]

Hello Haraprasan,
lovely shots of these two moths.
The left moth is very pretty with great colours, good sharpness and great POV.
The right moth is sharp, detailed, well composed with a good POV.
Well done,
Joe

Namastay Hara,
A couple of very interesting moths here.
I especially like the colour and design of the green one.
Well presented with a very thorough note.
TFS
Steve

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-09-16 4:13]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very fine presentation of your "house moths", both captures sharply in focus. Excellent sharp details and fine colours. The green one is sooo beautiful and the other one has a wonderful pattern! Very nice work!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Very interesting - love seeing these two side by side - an educational photo. ;)
Good work!

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  • pertu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 19] (102)
  • [2007-09-16 6:13]
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Hi!
The identification of the moths is WRONG!!!!

The left one is Parasa sarma and it belongs to the family LIMACODIDAE! The catepillars of these moths look like a slug, the only representative species of this family in Europe is Apoda limacodes.

The right one is Family Noctuidae, Subfamily Catocalinae, I think it is Erygia apicalis Guen嶪.

I've collected this one in Thailand :)

Cheers!
Greg

hello haraprasan,
nice compliations of the moth pictures, the pov gives good idea about the insects, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-09-16 8:45]

Hi Haraprasan,
Both of these moths came out very nice in terms of sharp details and well saturated colors. I like the green and brown one.... Really striking colors, especially well shown against the pinkish wall. But I also like the subtle design on the brown one. Beautiful palette of browns and interesting shape.
TFS. : )

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-16 9:20]

Hi Haraprasan,

What interesting looking moths!! The green one is so unusual looking and the brown one has lovely markings which show up even better in your workshop. Both are good shots with good colors and details. You are teaching me that a moth is not just a moth.

Jane

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-16 9:58]

WOW!!
What a pair of beautiful moths!! They've got such beautiful patterns and colors!
Both images are perfectly sharp and you made a marvellous composition.
I see you have posted a lot of wonderful pictures the time I've been out. I wish I had time to comment all them.
By now I give you a great thank you for them.
My best regards
Maite

Hello Prasan,
Good composition of two in good sharpness, vivid colour and details
well composed and thanks for the notes
well done
Tony

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-09-16 12:55]

Hello Haraprasan,
We have two fine moth shots for the price of one! Both are of excellent standard and could well feature as a separate posting, but at the same time the make an attractive duo and it is nice to compare the two moth familiea that these belong to.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent potrayal of the two moths. Very colorful and with fine detail. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Jim

Hi Haraprasan

Two perfectly sharp photos of beautiful moths I like it very much

As for the identification The first one is not Hepialidae. As for me it lokks like Cossidae or Notodontidae. The second one is family Noctuidae
Best wishes
Krzysztof

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-17 9:59]

Hi Haraprasan. Such colourful looking moth lucky you to have them so near by. you have captured them with fine detail and colour.well done TFS. very good notes to with them.

Nick..

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-17 11:44]

Hello Haraprasan
These are two beautiful moths.The colours are vivid and well saturated.Very good use of lighting.The Details and sharpness are very good.TFS

Rob

Preciosas las dos tomas aunque a mi me encanta Erygia por esas tonalidades y buen control de la luz de la parte superior y su excelente enfoque a pesar de su peque隳 tama隳. Un abrazo y gracias como siempre por tus comentarios:

J. Ignasi.

The noctuid is Mocis undata (Fabricius, 1775) [Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Ophiusini] - see the Moths of Borneo website at http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/ophiusini/ophiusini_14_1.php for this species. Erygia apicalis also occurs in Hong Kong - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hkmoths/2312801491/

The Parasa is a little more difficult. The South-east Asian species were dealt with in 1987 - http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/0851986005 - and the photo you have belongs in the lepida group. There is no species by the name sarma listed on LepIndex - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/research-curation/research/projects/lepindex/index.dsml - run by The Natural History Museum, London. For eastern India, the most likely candidate is Parasa himalepida Holloway, 1987.

Both these moth photos are o.k. for identification, though for the Parasa, the i.d. would need to be confirmed by retention of a voucher specimen, which would be dissected. Some other moths would benefit from a side-on lateral or dorso-lateral view, and also a lateral and front view of the head, which has several key i.d. features, especially the frons and labial palps - this is especially important for some of the Microlepidoptera families. See Scoble (1992) for details.

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