SINOBUG
CELEBRATING MOTH WEEK - July 20th-28th, 2013

Representatives of the major moth families/subfamilies of Yunnan, China

Family PYRALIDAE

(Snout Moths)


See more about Moth Week HERE…..

Pyralidae is a very large moth family. Moths in this family usually rest with wings in a triangular shape and extend the first pair of legs in front; the two antennae pass over the top of their head and point backwards. They are from small to medium in size and have relatively long legs.

Pyralid caterpillars have many different types of habits. Most are concealed leaf-feeder, living in shelters of leaves tied with silk or in silken webs. Some bore in stems or fruits while some live in plant materials on the ground or in soil.

Main image: Pyralid Moth (Periserretma endotrichalis, Pyralidae)
Small images (links to Flickr for full size view)
Images numbered from left to right, top to bottom:
1. Pyralid Moth (Herculia sp., Pyralinae),
2. Pyralid Moth (Salma sp., Epipaschiinae),
3. Pyralid Snout Moth (Sacada sp., Pyralidae),
4. Pyralid Moth (Toccolosida rubriceps, Pyralinae),
5. Pyralid Moth (Epipaschiinae, Pyralidae),
6. Pyralid Snout Moth (Orybina flaviplaga, Pyralidae)

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

Check out previous posts featuring the Pyralidae on SINOBUG:
http://sinobug.tumblr.com/tagged/Pyralidae

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