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Tiger Moth

Amerila sp


white, about 2", pink legs, black spots on back of head


tropical forest on limestone


This moth was near death when I spotted it at the base of Moon Hill near Yangshuo. I know I've seen it or something similar on Noah but not sure what it is.


Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks abbaiti12.

abbaiti12 10 years ago

Unique perspective

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks shameerzaman and Diana for your amazing comments. A gown of this would be really cool.

DianaJ.Limjoco 10 years ago

Wow fantastic, beautiful, gorgeous. Would love to make a gown with this made into a fabric pattern....Thanks for sharing.

ShameerZaman 10 years ago

Most beautiful moth ever seen!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks Tamir! Yes, Ahish, bayucca nailed the ID, not sure about the species though.

Tamir 10 years ago

Beautiful find!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

What do you think Dan... Is this one from Megalopygidae family..?

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks C. Sydes!

C.Sydes 10 years ago

what a superb moth and so brilliantly captured

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the ID. Thanks Nuwan for the suggestion, I can see the similarities with that genus as well. Thanks for the comments Gerardo and Nopayahnah!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Nyctemera sp.(Arctiinae) ???

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

like the fourth photo especially

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago


Dan Doucette
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Dan Doucette

Paracel Islands

Spotted on Jan 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 17, 2012

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