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Dependent Polytela

Polytela

Description:

10 cm approx. Pink colored wings with red bean like spots outlined black. Yellow spots on black head and stripes on legs and wing margins towards the tail.

Habitat:

Lower Himalayas.

Notes:

Found this moth sitting on a refractory in the morning. It has not moved from there till now.

1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish a year ago
Eurasian Lily Moth
Polytela cliens Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums: Polytela Cliens

22 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Himalayan lower ranges are geographically connected upto Turkey.... Many Eurasian species find from Portugal to China- Korea and Japan.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh a year ago

cliens is reported in Israel, Jordan and Southern Iran. No reference from India as bayucca already quoted. Does not really match Himalayan region.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh a year ago

Thanks. Can you ID this? No one could find a reference of this species found in India.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Lovely Lily Moth

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

You are right bayucca. I have found no reference of this moth as found in India. But the suggestion looked exactly the same.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

I would agree with Polytela sp., but I am not sure and have some doubts if you would find Cliens in the Indian Himalaya. It is a typical subsaharian species with some reports on the Canary Islands. Other sources report it from Israel, Jordan and Southern Iran. From the climate aera it does not really match your mountainous region.
http://www.afromoths.net/species/show/33...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Ok. I will. :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

I see I made a bit of a typo... :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

Harsha, the mission was extended during Moth Week, and now is a global mission.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

This moth was spotted in India. Your mission accepts spottings only from Americas. No?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Its alright. I didn't have the common name. :) It was pink enough! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

Could you consider adding this to my Moths mission, Moths of the Americas?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...
Thanks!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

Sorry for the suggestion...did not see your confirmation. This must be a very pink variation! Most of the ones I saw were very white!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

You are so right! :)

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 2 years ago

Mostly "Polytela cliens" but not sure...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Thanks a lot Leuba. I have no idea about its family. Thanks Yogesh.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 2 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

beautiful ! Does this belong to the same family as the Indian lily moth - has similarities. I just love the colours and the red bean pattern

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Thanks. :)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

wow lovely!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

I thought the same Mark.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Incredible colours.

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.68, Long: 76.34

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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