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Tiger Moth

Amerila sp

Description:

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

Habitat:

tropical forest on limestone

Notes:

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.

15 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks abbaiti12.

abbaiti12
abbaiti12 8 years ago

Unique perspective

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

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

DianaJ.Limjoco
DianaJ.Limjoco 8 years ago

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

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 8 years ago

Most beautiful moth ever seen!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

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

Tamir
Tamir 8 years ago

Beautiful find!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks C. Sydes!

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

what a superb moth and so brilliantly captured

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 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
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Nyctemera sp.(Arctiinae) ???

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

like the fourth photo especially

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Incredible!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Paracel Islands

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

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