Identification of a moth I found in my house

Discussion in 'Macro' started by Rhino123, May 21, 2014.

  1. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

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    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Hi there,

    Was able to take a few shots at a moth in my house one day. Was wondering if anyone could help me identify this moth species. Thanks a million.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    this is not my area of expertise, but I grew tired of searching after 15 pages (man, there's a lot of moths in this world!) Here's my best guess..... http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Oruza-albocostaliata

    Beautiful shots, btw. I actually went running for the camera this morning to snap a photo of some creepy bug crawling on my wall. I need to see if it turned out.....LOL.
     
  3. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Yeah. Look like it. Thanks Luke.

    And looking forward to your shots, please post them up :biggrin:
     
  4. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    That second pic is great!

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using SeriousCompacts mobile app
     
  5. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Thanks Darren.

    I used a LED lamp tied to my lens for the illumination together with my tiny flash. The result is quite pleasing.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Barrie AKA grebeman, might well know if Luke isn't right. Great detail!
     
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  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I like that second photo, very dramatic lighting.
     
  8. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Thanks guys. I am learning and experimenting on different lighting techniques recently... hope to get more shots soon.
     
  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Thats a Сингапур дом моли in Russian ……. according to Prince Charles, though his Russian is only very basic as taught to him by Camilla, so the words may be the wrong way round

    All moth names will now be in Russian according to my sources

    Everyone grab Google
     
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  10. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    There are certain facts missing from this request to identify this moth.

    1. Location - since Tiew gives his location as Singapore can we assume that this is where this moth was photographed. If so then the suggestion made by Luke refers to a moth that occurs within the USA and is there fore not the species photographed.

    2. Size. Whilst it doesn't make for an artistic shot, any insect photograph submitted for identification purposes needs a scale to be included alongside the beast. Is the wingspan 1" or 3", we have no idea. Also I note in the description of the moth species selected by Luke it talks about a slim body typical of a Geometer moth, the beast photographed has anything but a slim body. The body is actually reminiscent of a Hawk Moth, but I have no experience of moths outside the UK, and with over 2,000 species in the UK, I am not able to offer any ideas, other than to say, good try Luke, but sorry mate, NO!

    I've just started hunting on the internet, there are an estimated 120,000 species of moth in the world, I might be some time :smile:

    Barrie
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Ooooops. I thought I was searching a moth identification page for the whole world....not just North America. The enormous diversity in the area of moths and butterflies is truly mind boggling.
     
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  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Yes, lots of little critters out there, and almost certainly not all have been found or described as yet.
     
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  13. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    But most will have gone extinct before the human race discovers them.
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Always one for understatement, Barrie. Only "an estimated 120,000 species of moth in the world, I might be some time.":wink:
     
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  15. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

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    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    It translated as Singapore House Moth in English. But I don't think it is that species.

    Sorry Barrie. Not enough information was given. My bad.

    Anyway, I found this moth in Singapore, it was right outside my room and not too small. The wingspan is around 1 inch (slightly lesser than 1 inch). I found it at night and it was pretty quite and doctile and not moving much at all.
     
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  16. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    haha .. and with a flourished wave from his cape, he turned and vanished into the old dusty library to pour through the ancient tomes of natural history, compiled by long forgotten explorers from the old world and the new world.
     
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  17. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I am not an expert of bird ID ……. but over the last couple of years my knowledge has improved………. with the help of Barrie and spending endless nights flicking thru Field Guides

    On another forum I occasionally ID a bird …… and one guy in particular takes a lot of bird shots but never seems to know what the bird is, if he names it he is always wrong. I have ID'ed his shots quite a few times.

    A few weeks ago he PMed me and asked which web site I used to ID his bird images and he thought all I did was to upload a copy of his image to the site and bingo the name of the bird flashed up in the browser ………


    Anyway Good Morning to you all

    http://youtu.be/zGNVU5ZjlgA
     
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  18. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I wish I could access some dusty tomes, rather than what is turning out to be an internet poorly documenting the area concerned, and to have been a long forgotten explorer would have suited me down to the ground, born too late and missed my true vocation.

    Barrie
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Bill, is that the "French" Fawlty Towers?

    I like James's description of your habitat, too, Barrie.:cloud-9-039:
     
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  20. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Me too, Barrie, me too.
     
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