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MOTH family Drepanidae (Hooktip Moths)

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The Drepanid family of moths are distinguished from all others due to their sense of hearing (which is why the family includes some groups that are dissimilar in appearance to the classic “hook-tipped” moth but related by this feature). The abdominal ears of drepanids are structurally unique compared to those of other Lepidoptera and other insects, by having an internal tympanal membrane, and auditory sensilla embedded within the membrane.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

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Hooktip Moth (Sewa (Macrocilix) sp., Drepanidae)

I am going to speculate that this moth is exhibiting bird dropping camouflage, incorporating the glossy fecal component, the white mottled urate component and coloured urine component of guano.

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by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu'er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese moths on my Flickr site HERE…..
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