Tyriobapta torrida (Treehugger)

occurs in SingaporeOne of the forest-living species from our SE Asia trip and another with strikingly marked hind-wings. The rather curious vernacular name stems for the fact that it likes to sit low down against various bits of tree. They look a little bland to the naked eye but a flash picture shows that the abdomen is actually quite nicely coloured. The flash makes the wing patched sparkle, too.

I can’t find any mention of this existing in Cambodia but records are not good.


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