Possibly Noctuid Moth from Madagascar

Subject: Madagascar Moth…..
Location: Ankarafantsika NP, Madagascar
March 13, 2013 3:28 pm
Can’t find anything on the internet that looks like this one. Can you please help me out?!
Photo taken October 23, 2011.
Signature: Kristian

Geometrid Moth, we believe
Owlet Moth, we believe

Hi Kristian,
We believe this is a member of the family Geometridae, the Measuring Worm Moths.  Alas, we haven’t the time right now to delve any deeper into its classification.

Correction Courtesy of Cesar Crash
Cesar provided a comment and a link to a Japanese moth that looks very similar that is either an Owlet Moth or a member of the family Erebidae

6 thoughts on “Possibly Noctuid Moth from Madagascar”

  1. Sorry, TW = Taiwan.
    I searched for what subfamily this moth belongs, and found it’s Catocalinae. While searching for Catocalinae I found his own image on Flickr, in a comment guessing it’s an Ericeia sp.

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