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Moths in the Philippines

Moths in the Philippines

Document moths in the Philippines by taking photographs and adding descriptive notes of moths and/or its larvae taken in the Philippine islands. Sign in to join mission

Moths in the Philippines
Created by

Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Website 85 participants 2,113 spottings

Moths play an important role in the natural ecosystem as pollinators and as food in the food chain. The tropical location and once extensive areas of rainforest in the Philippines resulted in high moth species diversity and very high level of endemism. Many moth species are yet to be described. Help us document moths in the Philippines by submitting your photos of moths taken in the Philippines and adding descriptive notes. * Data gathered from this mission are shared at Philippine Lepidoptera (PhiLep) community and are part of PhiLep's database of butterflies and moths in the Philippines.

Moths in the Philippines

Lat: 12.88 Long: 121.77

Recent Spottings

Spilarctia sp. lenisutcliffe 2 1 Spilarctia sp.
Tussock moth lenisutcliffe 3 0 Tussock moth
Syntomini sp. lenisutcliffe 2 0 Syntomini sp.
Wasp Moth lenisutcliffe 1 0 Wasp Moth
Grass moth lenisutcliffe 1 0 Grass moth
Asota heliconia philippina lenisutcliffe 1 0 Asota heliconia philippina
Scopula sp. lenisutcliffe 1 0 Scopula sp.
Geometrid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 8 2 Geometrid Moth
Agrius convolvuli lenisutcliffe 2 0 Agrius convolvuli
Monkey Moth lenisutcliffe 2 0 Monkey Moth
Cosmet Moth AlbertKang 2 0 Cosmet Moth
Moth AlbertKang 1 1 Moth
Unknown spotting JojoDePeralta 7 1 Unknown spotting
Micronid Swallowtail Moth lenisutcliffe 6 0 Micronid Swallowtail Moth
Giant swallowtail moth JojoDePeralta 6 1 Giant swallowtail moth
Wingless Tussock Moth ♀ Leana Lahom-Cristobal 4 1 Wingless Tussock Moth ♀
Monkey Moth Noel Buensuceso 3 1 Monkey Moth
Geometrid Moth LindaAlisto 17 2 Geometrid Moth
Picture-Winged Leaf Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 17 7 Picture-Winged Leaf Moth
Zygaenid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 14 3 Zygaenid Moth
Curved-horn or Gelechioid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 2 0 Curved-horn or Gelechioid Moth
Yam Hawk Moth Noel Buensuceso 1 0 Yam Hawk Moth
Snouted Tiger Moth AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 0 Snouted Tiger Moth
Lily Caterpillar AgnesAdiqueTalavera 2 0 Lily Caterpillar
Convolvulus Hawk Moth ♂ AgnesAdiqueTalavera 2 0 Convolvulus Hawk Moth ♂
Geometrid Moth LindaAlisto 1 0 Geometrid Moth
Zygaenid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 2 0 Zygaenid Moth
Noctuid Moth Noel Buensuceso 5 5 Noctuid Moth
Teak Beehole Borer Moth AlbertKang 1 0 Teak Beehole Borer Moth
Noctuid Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Noctuid Moth
Picture Wing Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Picture Wing Moth
Amata Wasp Moth Noel Buensuceso 2 0 Amata Wasp Moth
Tussock Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 2 0 Tussock Moth
Moth Eggs Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Moth Eggs
Crambid Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Crambid Moth
Crambid Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Crambid Moth
Slug Moth Caterpillar Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Slug Moth Caterpillar
Pale Brown Hawk Moth Noel Buensuceso 1 0 Pale Brown Hawk Moth
Callies Moth or Butterfly Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 14 6 Callies Moth or Butterfly Moth
Arctiid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 10 0 Arctiid Moth
Fruit Piercing Moth AlbertKang 1 0 Fruit Piercing Moth
Metalmark Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 0 Metalmark Moth
Metalmark Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 3 Metalmark Moth
Red Costate Tiger Moth AnnvanWijgerden 2 0 Red Costate Tiger Moth
Uraniid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 1 0 Uraniid Moth
Erebid Moth AlbertKang 2 0 Erebid Moth
Monkey Moth AnnvanWijgerden 1 0 Monkey Moth
Moth AlbertKang 3 0 Moth
Oleander Hawk moth Caterpillar KitchilPus 1 0 Oleander Hawk moth Caterpillar
Erebid Moth AlbertKang 0 2 Erebid Moth

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