Asia - Moths

On this page you will find pictures of moths photographed by me at Bali (Indonesia) and in Thailand.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name
in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Acentropinae sp. - Eoophyla gibbosalis
  2. Acentropinae sp. - Eoophyla bipunctalis
  3. Odontiinae sp. - Heortia vitessoides
  4. Pyraustinae sp. - Meroctena dichocrosialis
  5. Pyraustinae sp. - Herpetogramma cf. luctuosalis
  6. Spilomelinae sp.Spilomelinae sp. 
  7. Lichen Moth sp. - Oeonistis altica
  8. Lichen Moth sp. - Eugoa sp.
  9. Snouted Tiger sp.Asota egens
  10. Tiger Moth sp. - Eressa confinis
  11. Tiger Moth sp.Cyclosiella sp. 
  12. Tiger Moth sp. - Asura arcuata
  13. Tiger Moth sp. - Asura septemmaculata
  14. Tiger Moth sp. - Adites sp.
  15. Tiger Moth sp. - Barsine cuneonotatus
  16. Tiger Moth sp.Chamaita sp.
  17. Tiger Moth sp. - Creatonotos transiens sundana
  18. Tiger Moth sp. - Cyana fasciola
  19. Tiger Moth sp. - Macotasa nubeculoides
  20. Tussock Moth sp. - Arna sp.
  21. Tussock Moth sp. - Perina nuda  
  1. Tussock Moth sp. - Pantana cf. lithosioides
  2. Owlet Moth sp. - Rivula sp.
  3. Monkey Moth sp.Eupterote sp.
  4. Ennominae sp. - Cleora cf. alienaria
  5. Ennominae sp. - Cleora sp.
  6. Ennominae sp. - Cleora sp.
  7. Ennominae sp. - Cleora sp.
  8. Ennominae sp. - Cleora sp.
  9. Ennominae sp.Borbacha sp. 
  10. Emerald Moth sp. - Thalassodini sp.
  11. Sterrhinae sp. - Timandra sp.
  12. Slug Caterpillar Moth sp.Scopelodes cf. unicolor
  13. Slug Caterpillar Moth sp.Miresa bracteata
  14. Owlet Moth sp. -  Grammodes geometrica
  15. Owlet Moth sp. Aedia acronyctoides
  16. Owlet Moth sp. - Bastilla sp.
  17. Owlet Moth sp.Dinumma sp. 
  18. Owlet Moth sp. - Condica illecta
  19. Owlet Moth sp.Callopistria sp.
  20. The Flame - Houtspaander (Axylia putris)
  21. Silk Moth sp. - Antheraea jana

Acentropinae sp.
Eoophyla gibbosalis
Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia
23 October 2011

Dr. Wolfram Mey, curator of the Lepidoptera of the Museum für Natürkunde in Berlin, confirmed to me that this is Eoophyla gibbosalis.

Acentropinae sp.
Eoophyla bipunctalis
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Dr. Wolfram Mey, curator of the Lepidoptera of the Museum für Natürkunde in Berlin, helped me identifying this species.

Odontiinae sp.
Heortia vitessoides
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

Pyraustinae sp.
Meroctena dichocrosialis
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
8 October 2011

Pyraustinae sp.
Herpetogramma cf. luctuosalis
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Spilomelinae sp.
Spilomelinae sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Lichen Moth sp.
Oeonistis altica
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

Lichen Moth sp.
Eugoa sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

According to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this is an Eugoa species.

Snouted Tiger sp.
Asota egens
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011
Tiger Moth sp.
Eressa confinis
Khao Yai area, Thailand
1 January 2010

Tiger Moth sp.
Cyclosiella sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

According to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this could be a Cyclosiella species but also Trischalis subaurana.
The two genera are quite similar in forewing pattern types, so it is difficult to tell.

Tiger Moth sp.
Asura arcuata
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Tiger Moth sp.
Asura septemmaculata
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011
Tiger Moth sp.
Adites sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011
Tiger Moth sp.
Barsine cuneonotatus
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Tiger Moth sp.
Chamaita sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

According to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this is definitely one of the 'transparent' genera that includes Schistophleps species and Chamaita species.
The moth on the photo looks like a Chamaita species, and possibly Chamaita nudapicalis.

 

Tiger Moth sp.
Creatonotos transiens sundana
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

Tiger Moth sp.
Cyana fasciola
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

This is a male.

Tiger Moth sp.
Macotasa nubeculoides
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia.
17 October 2011

Tussock Moth sp.
Arna sp.
Khao Yai area, Thailand
1 January 2010

Most likeli this is Arna perplexa.

Tussock Moth sp.
Perina nuda
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

Tussock Moth sp.
Pantana cf. lithosioides
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Owlet Moth sp.
Rivula sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

According to Shipher Wu, a butterfly expert from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, this is probably Rivula sordida.

Monkey Moth sp.
Eupterote sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

This is probably either Eupterote asclepiades or Eupterote udiana.

Ennominae sp.
Cleora cf. alienaria
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

Ennominae sp.
Cleora sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011
Ennominae sp.
Cleora sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Ennominae sp.
Cleora sp.  
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

Ennominae sp.
Cleora sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

According to both Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, and Dr. Axel Hausmann of the Lepidoptera Section of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich, Germany, this is a Cleora species.

Ennominae sp.
Borbacha sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

According to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this is a Borbacha species.

Emerald Moth sp.
Thalassodini sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

Sterrhinae sp.
Timandra sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

This is either Timandra convectaria or Timandra commixta.

Slug Caterpillar Moth sp.
Scopelodes cf. unicolor
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
18 October 2011

Dr. Marc E. Epstein, Senior Insect Biosystematist at the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture in Sacramento, confirmed to me that this is a Scopelodes species, and in fact a female.

Slug Caterpillar Moth sp.
Miresa bracteata
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

Dr. Marc E. Epstein, Senior Insect Biosystematist at the California Dept. of Food & Agriculture in Sacramento, confirmed to me that this is a Miresa bracteata, and in fact a male.

Owlet Moth sp.
Grammodes geometrica
Khao Sok NP area, Thailand
24 January 2013

Owlet Moth sp.
Aedia acronyctoides
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

According to Shipher Wu, a butterfly expert from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, this is Aedia acronyctoides.

However, according to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this is probably not Aedia acronyctoides, but another Aedia species.

Owlet Moth sp.
Bastilla sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011

After some research, I think this may possibly be Bastilla simillima.

However, according to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this could be a Achaea species.

Owlet Moth sp.
Dinumma sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

Shipher Wu, a butterfly expert from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, helped me identifying this species.

However, according to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this doesn't look quite right for a Dinumma species.

Owlet Moth sp.
Condica illecta
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011

Shipher Wu, a butterfly expert from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, helped me identifying this species.

Owlet Moth sp.
Callopistria sp.
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia.
18 October 2011

According to Shipher Wu, a butterfly expert from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, this is probably Callopistria insularis.

However, according to Dr. Jeremy D. Holloway of the Natural History Museum in London who is an expert on butterflies in South-east Asia, this is not a Callopistria species, but possibly a Sasunaga species.

The Flame
Houtspaander (Axylia putris)
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
17 October 2011
Silk Moth sp.
Antheraea jana (female)
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
19 October 2011
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