SINOBUG

Apr 25

Straight-banded Treebrown (Lethe verma, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Straight-banded Treebrown (Lethe verma, Satyrinae, Nymphalidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Apr 24

Giant Shield Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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See more images of the nymphal forms of Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs in my photostream HERE.

Giant Shield Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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See more images of the nymphal forms of Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs in my photostream HERE.

Hawk Moth (Smerinthulus perversa perversa, Smerinthinae, Sphingidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Hawk Moth (Smerinthulus perversa perversa, Smerinthinae, Sphingidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth (Trabala vishnou, Lasiocampidae), female

Mid-instar Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala vishnou)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth (Trabala vishnou, Lasiocampidae), female

Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth (Trabala vishnou, Lasiocampidae), female

Mid-instar Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala vishnou)

Mid-instar Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala vishnou, Lasiocampidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Apr 23

Nolid Moth (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

Despite being a very common moth for a large part of the year, this species remains unidentified. Every second leaf has at least one on its underside (they regularly occur in groups). However, I have never encountered one at the night light, always during the day.
 
There are two distinct types with subtle variations in the white markings on the wings (see image below). I am unsure if these are separate species or gender dimorphism but they do occur as mixed populations i.e. one or more of each type will keep company with the other.


The sheer numbers of them and the fact that they are clearly of the Chloephorinae subfamily would lead me to believe (Holmes and Watson-style) that this is the moth of the berry-mimicking nolid caterpillars which are equally common throughout the year except during the drier winter months.


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese butterflies and moths, pupae and their larvae on my Flickr site HERE…..

Nolid Moth (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

Despite being a very common moth for a large part of the year, this species remains unidentified. Every second leaf has at least one on its underside (they regularly occur in groups). However, I have never encountered one at the night light, always during the day.

There are two distinct types with subtle variations in the white markings on the wings (see image below). I am unsure if these are separate species or gender dimorphism but they do occur as mixed populations i.e. one or more of each type will keep company with the other.

Nolid Moth (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

The sheer numbers of them and the fact that they are clearly of the Chloephorinae subfamily would lead me to believe (Holmes and Watson-style) that this is the moth of the berry-mimicking nolid caterpillars which are equally common throughout the year except during the drier winter months.

Nolid Moth Caterpillar (Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Crimson Assassin Bug Nymph (Reduviidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Crimson Assassin Bug Nymph (Reduviidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) on Lantana Umbels
See more images of Creobroter gemmatus, both adults and nymphal stages, in my Flickr photostream HERE.

See more images of vibrant Lantana blooms in my Flickr photostream HERE.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Jeweled Flower Mantis (Creobroter gemmatus, Hymenopodidae) on Lantana Umbels

See more images of Creobroter gemmatus, both adults and nymphal stages, in my Flickr photostream HERE.

See more images of vibrant Lantana blooms in my Flickr photostream HERE.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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(Source: flowerfood)

Apr 22

Cup Moth (Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Cup Moth (Demonarosa rufotessellata, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Epiplemiine Moth (Oroplema plagifera, Epipleminae, Uraniidae)

The top image is a rather unusual view of this moth. Many of the smaller epiplemiine moths are wing-rollers, probably as a means of crypsis, and this is usually exhibited in the resting position. In this case, this moth was on the move and preparing for flight, so the wings are fully extended.
 
The image below is the more typically seen appearance of this moth species….


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Epiplemiine Moth (Oroplema plagifera, Epipleminae, Uraniidae)

The top image is a rather unusual view of this moth. Many of the smaller epiplemiine moths are wing-rollers, probably as a means of crypsis, and this is usually exhibited in the resting position. In this case, this moth was on the move and preparing for flight, so the wings are fully extended.

The image below is the more typically seen appearance of this moth species….

Epiplemiine Moth (Oroplema plagifera, Epipleminae, Uraniidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Crambid Moth (Notesia tranquillalis, Spilomelinae, Crambidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Crambid Moth (Notesia tranquillalis, Spilomelinae, Crambidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Apr 21

Nolid Moth (Gabala argentata, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Nolid Moth (Gabala argentata, Chloephorinae, Nolidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..

Footman Moth (Barsine striata, Lithosiini, Arctiinae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Footman Moth (Barsine striata, Lithosiini, Arctiinae)

Footman Moth (Barsine striata, Lithosiini, Arctiinae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Notodontid Moth (Syntypistis sp., Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Notodontid Moth (Syntypistis sp., Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Apr 20

Prominent Moth (Tarsolepis taiwana, Notodontidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Prominent Moth (Tarsolepis taiwana, Notodontidae)

Prominent Moth (Tarsolepis taiwana, Notodontidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala sp., Lasiocampidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala sp., Lasiocampidae)

Lappet Moth Caterpillar (Trabala sp., Lasiocampidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..