Difficult moth species groups in HK – 2. Wasp Moths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Syntomini)

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)

Difficult moth species groups in HK – 1. Ericeia (Erebidae, Erebinae, Hulodini)

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, [1885] 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)