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Moth: Semi-looper moth (Trigonodes hyppasia)

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Moth: Semi-looper moth (Trigonodes hyppasia)

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:32 am

Could anyone help identify this moth found in the evening in a bungalow at Skukuza. I can't seem to find it in my Insect guide. Thanks.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:27 pm

Seen this moth soooo many times :evil: and have never found it in my insect guide!! :wall: can't help GP, sorry....but would like to hear the outcome of the ID.
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:58 pm

No one to enlighten us ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by BushSnake » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:26 pm

It's a moth.... of the family Noctuidae... and its called Trigonodes hyppasia. Can't find a common name, so I hope you remember it :wink: !
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Johann » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:56 pm

BushSnake wrote:It's a moth.... of the family Noctuidae... and its called Trigonodes hyppasia. Can't find a common name, so I hope you remember it :wink: !


Common name is the Semi-looper moth according to a few websites I found with Google. It is found in Africa, Asia and northern half of Australia.
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:08 pm

Thanks. 8) It's definitely not in my Insect guide.
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