來自 Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, NT, HK
I didn't recognise this species, so sent an e-mail to Ian Kitching at The Natural History Museum.
This was his reply:
This is a fair, but not exact, match for Rhagastis castor formosana.
As a result, I think it is Rhagastis castor jordani, which was recorded from various
localities in Guangdong north of Hong Kong by Mell as Rhagastis aurifera chinensis (although
I suspect R. c. jordani is a synonym of R. c. aurifera). If it is, then I think it will be
a new record for Hong Kong. Do you have full data and is it still alive (i.e. can we
expect a confirmatory moth)?
In other words, are you rearing this caterpillar, and if so please p.m. me a.s.a.p.
This is (provisionally
) a first record for HK, so appropriate data is required, including a reared specimen or at the very least a photo of the adult, please. Without the adult, this will remain a provisional record.
[ Last edited by hkmoths at 2007-5-29 10:53