Wasp Moths (also known as Handmaiden Moths) are wasp mimics. They belong to the tribe Syntomini, which is part of the tiger moths (Arctiinae) within Erebidae (Owl moths & allies). Please note there are two other groups that can also be confused with the Syntomini – Sesiidae (clearwing moths) and some Zygaenidae (burnet moths), more … More Difficult moth species groups in HK – 2. Wasp Moths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Syntomini)
There are six Ericeia species recorded in Hong Kong. As follows: Ericeia elongata Prout, 1929 (= E. acutangula Roepke, 1932) Ericeia eriophora (Guenée, 1852) Ericeia fraterna (Moore,  1884-1887) Ericeia inangulata (Guenée, 1852) Ericeia pertendens (Walker, 1858) Ericeia subcinerea (Snellen, 1880). Of these, only eriophora is easily identifiable in the field. On its forewing it has … More Difficult moth species groups in HK – 1. Ericeia (Erebidae, Erebinae, Hulodini)
In short, NMW is a global celebration . . .
Moths: Why moths? Hong Kong; National Moth Week; Citizen Science; iNaturalist. . . .
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Lots of social media and citizen science postings on this species.
What’s all the fuss about? … More Milionia zonea 橙帶藍尺蛾 in Hong Kong
Please contact Stephen Hogg via the Really Wild Place website for booking details. … More Moth Workshop Weekend, 9th-11th June, Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia
Public Moth Evening: Collaboration with HK Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) … More National Moth Week 2017 in Hong Kong