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Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 12 Oct 2015, 13:45

hannes wrote:Image

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


Well, it's probably a moth of the Uraniidae family...
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 12 Oct 2015, 20:46

hansioux wrote:Well, it's probably a moth of the Uraniidae family...


Yeah, maybe Epiplemiine?
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 13 Oct 2015, 13:49

hannes wrote:
hansioux wrote:Well, it's probably a moth of the Uraniidae family...


Yeah, maybe Epiplemiine?


yeah, but there are so many of them, and they all look pretty similar. The most unique feature of the one your camera captured are the two dots on the wing... Couldn't find anyone that looks just like it.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Petrichor » 21 Oct 2015, 06:37

Saw this beauty just outside Shenkeng. It stopped moving while we were watching it, maybe trying to avoid attention or pretending to be dead.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 21 Oct 2015, 09:35

Petrichor wrote:Saw this beauty just outside Shenkeng. It stopped moving while we were watching it, maybe trying to avoid attention or pretending to be dead.

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that's a very Shakespearean death pose.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 25 Oct 2015, 21:43

I love these super colorful tiny moth caterpillars (poisonous?). Seen today on a busy walking trail in Taoyuan.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Tempo Gain » 25 Oct 2015, 22:25

Guess--anything that bright has to be poisonous.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Petrichor » 01 Nov 2015, 21:09

hansioux wrote:
Petrichor wrote:Saw this beauty just outside Shenkeng. It stopped moving while we were watching it, maybe trying to avoid attention or pretending to be dead.

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that's a very Shakespearean death pose.


Yes, that caterpillar was such a ham.

These were taken at Teapot Mountain next to the Gold Ecological Park.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby shastriarvind88 » 26 Apr 2016, 14:16

nice collection.i love these small creatures.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Nuit » 04 May 2016, 20:57

From our front garden today, perfect snake mimicry. Daughter spotted it first :thumbsup:.
Also, the cocoon (not pictured) is a spitting-image of a curled up dried leaf. Astonishing.

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