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Live "Halloween" MOTH

This is a discussion on Live "Halloween" MOTH within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I live in the tropical zone (S-E Asia) and spotted a most unusual moth tonight ...

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    Question Live "Halloween" MOTH

    I live in the tropical zone (S-E Asia) and spotted a most unusual moth tonight
    with a striking/splendid coloring/pattern. It reminds me of a mask with orange eyes so I have named it "Halloween Moth"!! I have lived here for many years, but this is the first time I sighted this beauty. Would anyone know it's name or be able to guide me to a website where identification might be possible?
    In any case, here a shot of this HALLOWEEN beauty!

    Cheers, Michael
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    Neat moth, Michael!

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    That is wonderful, Michael. And I agree - a great Halloween moth!

    Cheers,
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    It looks much like our Sweetheart Underwing. I only have a North America book but the pic is very close.

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    OK got it identified, i.e. the old name was Othreis fullonia (lepidoptera) and the new name is: Endocima phalonia (in case anyone is interested, lol)

    Cheers, Michael

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