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I ask this question myself as most of the curious do...."what's the difference between a moth and a butterfly?".
Well, here's some form of an answer from wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth)   : 

While the butterflies form a monophyletic group, the moths, comprising the rest of the Lepidoptera, do not. Many attempts have been made to group the superfamilies of the Lepidoptera into natural groups, most of which fail because one of the two groups is not monophyletic: Microlepidoptera and Macrolepidoptera, Heterocera and Rhopalocera, Jugatae and Frenatae, Monotrysia and Ditrysia Although the rules for distinguishing moths from butterflies are not hard and fast, one very good guiding principle is that butterflies have thin antennae and (with one exception) have small balls or clubs at the end of their antennae. Moth antennae can be quite varied in appearance, but in particular lack the club end. The divisions are named by this principle: "club-antennae" (Rhopalocera) or "varied-antennae" (Heterocera).

 I managed to identify through the help of really great material out there. A big thank you to all who have generously posted their pictures and information. In particular, the published work on the moths of Borneo (www.mothsofborneo.com) and Yakovlev Alexey's photos in flickr was a great starting point for me to id the moths.

 

Eudocima sikhimensis

Recorded Length: 53mm,  Height: 25mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

 Eudocima sikhimensis

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Ambulyx canescens

Recorded Width: 77mm,  Height: 41mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

 Ambulyx canescens

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Cechenena lineosa (Sphingidae)

Recorded Width: 63mm,  Height: 53mm  -  Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

   

 Cechenena lineosa

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Archaeoattacus staudingeri

Recorded at Kinabalu, Borneo

It looks like the Attacus atlas but is actually a different species...

Archaeoattacus staudingeri

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Diehlea ducalis

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements.
It's also known as the Bell Moth. 

Diehlea ducalis

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Actias maenas

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo contributed by BJ Lim, thanks.Also known as the Malaysian Moon Moth.

Actias maenas

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Pingasa chlora

Recorded Width: 52mm,  Height: 34mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Also known as the White Looper Moth or the Flower-eating caterpillar

Pingasa chlora

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Herochroma orientalis

Recorded Width: 60mm,  Height: 33mm -  Kinabalu, Borneo

 

Herochroma orientalis

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Pingasa subviridis

Recorded Width: 51mm,  Height: 23mm  -  Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Pingasa subviridis

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Ourapteryx picticaudata

Recorded at the Nest, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

 

Ourapteryx picticaudata

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Agathia succedanea

Recorded Width: 40mm,  Height: 20mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Agathia succedanea

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Agathia codina australis

Recorded Width: 52mm,  Height: 26mm  -  Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Agathia codina australis

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Tanaorhinus viridiluteatus

vRecorded Width: 60mm,  Height: 25mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Tanaorhinus viridiluteatus

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Tanaorhinus rafflesii

Recorded Width: 55mm,  Height: 25mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Tanaorhinus rafflesii

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Tridrepana albonotata

Recorded Width: 26mm, Height: 10mm - Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Tridrepana albonotata

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Lemaireia loepoides

Recorded Width: 104mm, Height: 42mm - Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Lemaireia loepoides

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Eupterote asclepiades

Recorded Width: 110mm, Height: 49mm in Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Eupterote asclepiades1

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Perixera argyrommoides

Recorded at Mt Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Perixera argyrommoides

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Pelagodes sp.

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Pelagodes sp

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Bytharia uniformis

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Bytharia uniformis

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Ornithospila sudanensis

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Ornithospila sudanensis

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Anisoneura aluco

Recorded Width: mm,  Height: mm  - in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

Anisoneura aluco

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Plutodes flavescens

Recorded Width: 36mm,  Height: 17mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Plutodes flavescens

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Hypochrosis hyadaria

Recorded in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

Hypochrosis hyadaria

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Barsine lineatus

Recorded Width: 11mm,  Height: 12mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo.

Barsine lineatus

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Athalida borneana

Recorded Width: 27mm,  Height: 29mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Athalida borneana

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Asota producta

Recorded Width: 38mm,  Height: 38mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo 

Asota producta

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Asota heliconia

Recorded Width: 38mm,  Height: 38mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo 

Asota heliconia

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Barsine flavodiscalis

Recorded Width: 11mm,  Height: 12mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Barsine flavodiscalis

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Barsine euprepia

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Barsine euprepia

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Arcte modesta

Recorded Width: 21mm,  Height: 33mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

 

Arcte modesta

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Savara anomioides

Recorded in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Savara anomioides

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Barsine roseororatus

Recorded at the Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Barsine roseororatus

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Tyana marina

Width: 16.5mm,  Height: 18mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Tyana marina

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Somena similis

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Somena similis

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Syntypistis comatus

Recorded Width: 20mm,  Height: 22mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Syntypistis comatus

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Syntypistis palladina

Recorded Width: 27mm,  Height: 35mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Syntypistis palladina

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Belciana biformis

Recorded Width: 25mm,  Height: 22mm  - in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

Belciana biformis

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Rhimphalea ochalis

Recorded in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

Rhimphalea ochalis

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Actornis sp.

Recorded Width: 31mm,  Height: 14mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Actornis sp

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Padenia obliquifascia

Recorded in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

Padenia obliquifascia

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Cyana cruentata

Recorded Width: 4.5mm,  Height: 14mm  - Kinabalu, Borneo

Cyana cruentata

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Monosyntaxis holmanhunti

Recorded at the Nest, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

Monosyntaxis holmanhunti

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Macrauzata melanapex

Recorded at the Nest, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

Macrauzata melanapex

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Callidrepana argenteola

Recorded in Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Callidrepana argenteola

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Pterophorus pentadactyla

Recorded Width: 24mm,  Height: 12mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Pterophorus pentadactyla

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Telchines vialis

Recorded in Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo; no measurements

Telchines vialis

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Enpinanga borneensis

Recorded Width: mm,  Height: mm  -  Kinabalu, Borneo

Enpinanga borneensis

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Ornithospila esmeralda

Recorded Width: 55mm,  Height: 22mm  -  The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Ornithospila esmeralda

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Arthroschista tricoloralis

Recorded Width: 24mm,  Height: 16mm  -  The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Arthroschista tricoloralis

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Macrocilix maia

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Macrocilix maia

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Leucoblepsis renifera

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Leucoblepsis renifera

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Tarsolepis malayana

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Tarsolepis malayana

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Ginshachia bronacha

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Ginshachia bronacha

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Agathia carissima

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Agathia carissima

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Caloptilia sp

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Caloptilia sp

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Cyana malayensis

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Cyana malayensis

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Lemyra quadrisaccus

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Lemyra_quadrisaccus

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Spilosoma groganae

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Spilosoma groganae

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Agrioglypta eurytusalis

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Agrioglypta eurytusalis

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Agrioglypta itysalis

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Agrioglypta itysalis

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Barsine gratiosa

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Barsine gratiosa

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Barsine euprepioides

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Barsine euprepioides

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Teldenia specca

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Teldenia specca

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Neochera marmorea

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Neochera marmorea

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Belciana kala

Recorded at The Nest, Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Belciana kala

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Daddala microdesma

Recorded at the Nest, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

Daddala_microdesma

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Sacada sp.

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Sacada sp

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Dysaethria lilacina

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Dysaethria lilacina

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Teulisna tricornuta

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Teulisna tricornuta

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Lyssa zampa

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Lyssa zampa

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Omiza lycoraria

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Omiza lycoraria

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Eudocima aurantia

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Eudocima aurantia

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Protuliocnemis partita

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Protuliocnemis partita

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Comostola cedilla

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Pogonopygia nigralbata

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Pogonopygia nigralbata

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Pogonopygia nigralbata

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Vitessa teleroma

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Vitessa teleroma

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Dalima patularia

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Dalima patularia

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Lophophelma vigens

Recorded at Maxwell's Hill, Malaysia

Lophophelma vigens

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