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yellow and black butterfly in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

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Old Monday 10th February 2020, 13:56   #1
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yellow and black butterfly in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

please help with this butterfly taken in PHu Quoc in the South of Vietnam

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Old Monday 10th February 2020, 14:33   #2
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It's not a butterfly, but a moth. A member of the family Geometridae, probably the genus Dysphania, of which there are a lot of similar-looking species.
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What is the difference between I butterfly and a moth please?
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Butterflies have clubbed antennae, moths don’t. (More Scientifically Butterflies and Skippers are better considered as two families of moths).
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Butterflies have clubbed antennae, moths don’t. (More Scientifically Butterflies and Skippers are better considered as two families of moths).
But then burnet moths have clubbed antennae!
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Actually, they are apically dilated and with a point!
They're not the only family of moths with apparent swollen tips to the antennae, either.
One of the problems of generalizations - but it works well for most butterflies.
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