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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

Lyssa zampa moth
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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:51 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 17 May 2014 - 01:50 PM, said:

Lyssa zampa moth

Thanks, DG!
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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:59 PM

Saw one around my place too.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

View Postdigitalgate, on 17 May 2014 - 01:50 PM, said:

Lyssa zampa

Sounds like a good name for a rock band!!!

Still on the topic of moth ids - there's one which I've been trying to find out about (unfortunately, I don't have a pix) which is small - only about 1.5 cm long - dark gray brown and at rest, looks like a modern fighter bomber aircraft. If I'm not mistaken, it is also the quick flier that I had mistaken for a hummingbird (of course, not knowing then, then hummingbirds are not natural participants in our local ecology :)/>/> ).
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

Humming bird moth . U right . It does look like humming bird
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 19 May 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

Humming bird moth . U right . It does look like humming bird

Thanks DG. But, hmmm .... I googled images of the hummingbird moth and the ones I've seen at home hovering round the Wrightia tree are much, much duller in colour - generally a dull brown. Also, it looks nothing like the fighter-bomber plane like moth I've seen.

So, initial conclusion, based on this limited data - the airplane-like moth is NOT the hummingbird moth, and the drably attired hummingbird-like moth I've seen may be a hummingbird moth, but just less ostentatious species.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

Oh that... hawkmoth
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:25 PM

View PostKingfisher, on 18 May 2014 - 12:59 PM, said:

Saw one around my place too.

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If you are interested, you may want to update your sighting at habitatnews @nus. These moths make their seasonal appearance during May to July.
Since my first sighting, I saw them at my flat again, raffles place and jb too.
Here is the link
https://spreadsheets...ObXh6djNKR2c6MQ
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