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Brahmin Moth

Brahmaea hearseyi

Description:

Brahmaea hearseyi is a large moth with a wingspan up to 20cm. This species is found in Southeast Asia. It's large and blunt wings display a complex range of patterns - stripes, waves, circular, dots. Colors from black to different shades of brown. Have a furry light brown antennae.

"chinstrap"
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Habitat:

Prefer montane forests of Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.

Notes:

Spotting number 190 and my first SOTD. One of the bizarre large moths that show up here. One of these photographs are taken by my dad. Thanks Shubhalaxmi Vaylure for the identification. >>>Map accuracy : 10m diameter.

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92 Comments (1–25)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 months ago

I hate to say this but YES!
It IS a MOTH!
:-)

KimKardashan
KimKardashan 6 months ago

Wow! Iz this even a moth!?

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Neil Ross, MUSE and gatorfellows,
thank you all very much.
I love your comments.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows a year ago

Congratulations; beautiful spotting. Thank you for sharing :)

MUSE
MUSE a year ago

Nice shot...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

This is such a strikingly beautiful moth. I'm not surprised it received SOTD. A wonderful specimen, and well spotted. Congratulations as well on your Member's Spotlight, Chun, I really liked your quote about loving 'all' species. I totally agree. To have a deep love for the natural world is a great blessing.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Thank you guys :-)

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 a year ago

Amazing!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath a year ago

wow great spotting

johanna
johanna a year ago

Beautiful!

injica
injica a year ago

Wow stunning! Thank you for sharing this beautiful photos!

kevogecko
kevogecko a year ago

Wow! It's like gold & black silk weaved together. Nice one!

Wow! Nat Geo SOTW.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

That is one amazing Moth!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons a year ago

That is an amazing moth!

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell a year ago

Amazing!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 2 years ago

Thanks Dotun55, it's a natural embroidery.

dotun55
dotun55 2 years ago

Awesome moth! Resembles embroidery on the wall :D

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 2 years ago

Wow, more great comments,
thanks guys.

maggie3
maggie3 2 years ago

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maggie3
maggie3 2 years ago

Great!

maggie3
maggie3 2 years ago

Excellent!

fifi1
fifi1 2 years ago

you are a very good photographer

fifi1
fifi1 2 years ago

it is so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so ssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr

Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.96, Long: 116.60

Spotted on Dec 13, 2009
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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