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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 111 participants 2,246 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

Moth Larva LindaAlisto 4 0 Moth Larva
White-banded hunter hawkmoth Manfred Keller 0 1 White-banded hunter hawkmoth
Spotting EdenWinchester 1 0 Spotting
Moth AlbertKang 8 0 Moth
Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar AlbertKang 4 2 Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar
Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar AlbertKang 3 0 Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar
Monkey Moth AlbertKang 6 4 Monkey Moth
Moth AlbertKang 3 0 Moth
Pygospyla tyres Jhan-Curt Fernández 3 1 Pygospyla tyres
Philippine Atlas Moth Sir Kokoy 8 9 Philippine Atlas Moth
Oleander Hawk-Moth Caterpillar Dia Leor Paule 22 13 Oleander Hawk-Moth Caterpillar
Oleander Hawk-Moth Caterpillars Dia Leor Paule 3 3 Oleander Hawk-Moth Caterpillars
Geometrid moth arne.roysland 1 0 Geometrid moth
Crambid moth arne.roysland 1 1 Crambid moth
Wasp moth arne.roysland 2 0 Wasp moth
Snouted tiger moth TajSALDO 0 2 Snouted tiger moth
Black cutworm TajSALDO 1 0 Black cutworm
Hübners wasp moth TajSALDO 1 0 Hübners wasp moth
Lichen moth TajSALDO 6 4 Lichen moth
Sigela brauneata Moth TajSALDO 1 0 Sigela brauneata Moth
Moth AlbertKang 2 0 Moth
Tussock Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 1 0 Tussock Moth
Bagworm moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 0 Bagworm moth
Amata Wasp Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 2 0 Amata Wasp Moth
Sugarcane Looper ninorecariomape 1 0 Sugarcane Looper
Bagworm Moth (male) Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 2 Bagworm Moth (male)
Vine or Silver-Sriped Hawk Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 6 1 Vine or Silver-Sriped Hawk Moth
Vine Hawk Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 6 1 Vine Hawk Moth
Plume Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 1 Plume Moth
Spotting Tricia Mae2 1 3 Spotting
Orgyia Tussock Moth (Caterpillar) arne.roysland 1 3 Orgyia Tussock Moth (Caterpillar)
Lime butterfly chrysalis TajSALDO 1 0 Lime butterfly chrysalis
Agaristine moth arne.roysland 1 3 Agaristine moth
Amata Wasp Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Amata Wasp Moth
Geometrid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 1 0 Geometrid Moth
Geometrid Moth Leana Lahom-Cristobal 2 0 Geometrid Moth
Caterpillar of Oleander Hawk Moth AlbertKang 15 7 Caterpillar of Oleander Hawk Moth
Erebid Moth AlbertKang 2 0 Erebid Moth
Uraniid Moth AlbertKang 3 0 Uraniid Moth
Fruit-piercing moth Sean Cannon 1 0 Fruit-piercing moth
Oleander Hawkmoth Sean Cannon 1 0 Oleander Hawkmoth
Monkey Moth Noel Buensuceso 2 0 Monkey Moth
Oleander Hawk-moth Noel Buensuceso 1 0 Oleander Hawk-moth
Oleander Hawk Moth AlbertKang 3 1 Oleander Hawk Moth
Vine Hawk Moth Noel Buensuceso 1 0 Vine Hawk Moth
Erebid Moth Philippine Lepidoptera 1 0 Erebid Moth
Lined ruby tiger cocoon TajSALDO 1 2 Lined ruby tiger cocoon
Large yellow underwing chrysalis TajSALDO 1 2 Large yellow underwing chrysalis
Moth AlbertKang 1 2 Moth
Fruit Piercing Moth AlbertKang 4 0 Fruit Piercing Moth

Recently joined

Manfred Keller Sir Kokoy Patrick Regoniel agricoolturista
Harvey Salaga Jigs DiaLeor ninorecariomape
arne.roysland Holly M Jhan-Curt Fernández TajSALDO
Dave25 IvanLee Grab JojoDePeralta
Dona Dela Cruz HesoArnieJamesMayo RainNeilMinguilloUy Saydelah
AnnieLopezReyes habinbea KitchilPus JordiPrats
CathelineRofloManalili Philippine Lepidoptera John Alaban - biodiversity capiz MikeSoq
MichaelKimG.Jimenez LindaAlisto derek.s.vivares pampoy
Frankie Fernandez AlbertTamayo ReyAbad AlbertKang
MarvinButchayo haribon-sherwin KdonGalay coleen.sucgang
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