A black Tussock moth that seems to mimic a small cicada. It is currently believed to be a Perina sunda. This is a male, females have no transparent wings. Front wings are transparent and veined. Smaller hind wings are mostly black with a little bit of transparent area. Furry grey antennae, bright grey legs. A tuft of brown hair on the middle of its thorax. Body length (excluded wings) is about 2cm.
Kundasang highlands, Sabah, Malaysia. (They can live up to 1618m above sea level, this one was found at 1020m)
Thank you HS Barlow for confirming that this is a Perina sunda. This is a rare find, I should have uploaded this spotting during the moth week. This is my 155th spotting uploaded. >>>Map accuracy : 15m diameter.
Lat: 5.96, Long: 116.60
Spotted on Dec 12, 2009
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012
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