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Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 03 Aug 2015, 10:59

Looks like Spindasis syama, Chinese name is literally "Three Spot Tiger Spindasis", although spindasis look very similar from this side, so I can't be sure. It has an amazing blue color on the other side of its wings.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 03 Aug 2015, 12:29

hansioux wrote:Looks like Spindasis syama, Chinese name is literally "Three Spot Tiger Spindasis", although spindasis look very similar from this side, so I can't be sure. It has an amazing blue color on the other side of its wings.


Yep, I think that's the one. The inside and outside looks like really different.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 08 Sep 2015, 09:19

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Here's a moth hanging out at the camp ground of Fushoushan Farm. Had a wing span of about 20 cm.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Petrichor » 08 Sep 2015, 10:59

Wow! Gorgeous.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 08 Sep 2015, 14:17

Loepa mirandula (大黃豹天蠶蛾), this one was just named in 2000, great find.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 08 Sep 2015, 14:26

hansioux wrote:Loepa mirandula (大黃豹天蠶蛾), this one was just named in 2000, great find.


Wasn't really difficult to spot, a huge white-yellow spot on a dark tree, on a busy camping ground. Any passerby could see it (except for those looking at their smartphones) :discodance:

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 08 Sep 2015, 14:41

that looks like a coral.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby urodacus » 08 Sep 2015, 14:42

thesublimenakedfairy wrote:Saw this beauty today
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Papilio bianor?

Papilio krishna?

maybe even papilio okinawaensis?

gorgeous, whichever one it is. What's in a name?
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 08 Sep 2015, 14:46

urodacus wrote:
Papilio bianor?

Papilio krishna?

maybe even papilio okinawaensis?

gorgeous, whichever one it is. What's in a name?


Papilio gorgeoso
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 28 Sep 2015, 12:55

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Saw this moth near Shulin yesterday. Looked like dead, but was very alive when I touched it.
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