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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Moths

Order Lepidoptera


This order includes both moths and butterflies. These are insects with two pairs of large colourful wings. However, not all of them are colourful. The wings are covered with scales. They go through three main stages of life - larval (caterpillar), pupal and adult. Butterflies are generally more colourful than moths. They are generally daytime insects, whereas moths are generally nocturnal. Butterflies generally have club-shaped antennae, while moths generally have feathered antennae.


©Tan GC. Mattar Road ©Lau SY


Moth at Bukit Panjang ©Eddy Lee


Caterpillars at Rifle Range ©Eddy Lee


Caterpillars: Mandai. Bukit Batok ©Eddy Lee

Hawk Moth (Family Sphingidae)



Daphnis hypothous hypothous ©Tan GC. Hawk Moth caterpillar ©Eddy Lee

Geometer Moth (Family Geometridae)



Neo Tiew Lane 2 ©Lau SY. Cross-line Wave Moth (Traminda aventiari) at Admiralty Park ©Tan KH


Geometer moth caterpillar ©Eddy Lee

Owlet Moth (Family Noctuidae)



Spirama retorta (left) and Erebus ephesperis at Chestnut Area ©Eddy Lee


Chalciope mygdon at Neo Tiew Lane 2. Henderson Industrial Park ©Lau SY

Tussock Moth (Family Lymantriidae)



Caterpillars: ©Eddy Lee. ©Lau SY

Swallowtail Moths (Family Uraniidae)



Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa) at Woodlands ©Tan KH


Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa) at Neo Tiew Lane 2 ©Lau SY

Day-flying Moths (Family Arctiidae)



Day-flying Moth (Amata huebneri): Sengkang ©Tan KH. Chinese Garden ©Eddy Lee


Day-flying Moth (Amata huebneri) ©Eddy Lee

Metalmark Moths (Family Choreutidae)



Saptha beryllitis ©Eddy Lee

Plume Moths (Family Pterophoridae)



Jurong Eco Garden ©Eddy Lee

Saturnid Moths (Family Saturniidae)



Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) caterpillar and pupa ©Tan KH


Atlas Moth ©Eddy Lee. Atlas Moth caterpillar at Mandai Orchid Garden ©Lau SY

References

http://www.mothsofborneo.com/
http://www.thaibugs.com/
http://www.sphin-sea.unibas.ch/
http://man-moth.blogspot.com/
http://www.butterfly-insect.com/alcs2008/proceedings/Dr-Leong-poster-Sphingidae-of-Singapore.pdf

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