Good Leps. (was Re: Overpopulation v. Willful Stupidity)

Roger Kendrick hkmoths at
Tue Jan 30 00:54:57 EST 2001

> Anyone seen any good Leps lately?!
Seen last October & November on a wooded hill in Hong Kong (210m /
670' alt.), around a dozen individuals of Acidon paradoxa (Noctuidae,
Hypeninae) - the first time it's been recorded since it was described
by Hampson in 1896. Previously known only from the holotype (Bhutan).
Will post a photo in due course on the Hong Kong Moths website (moth
photos - Noctuidae). Thanks to Dr. Martin Lödl (Vienna, Austria) for
the identification. One might speculate on the apparently disjunct
distribution, but given the paucity of recording in southern China,
northern Indo-china and the eastern end of the Himalayas, I'd guess
it would be quite possible for this species to exist at low
population density and not be recorded.
Ph.D. candidate
Dept. of Ecology & Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Moths Website -
An Illustrated Guide to the Moths of Hong Kong -
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