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Unnamed spotting


Approx. 1.5 to 2 cm in length. It seemed to change color (from orange head and brown body - to dark blue) as I placed it in an open, sunny spot (to photograph it). Transparent wings.


Asia, subtropical forest


Found hiding on a wooden boardwalk handrail during a rainy afternoon.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Clearwing Tussock Moth
Perina sunda Cicada or Moth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Clearwing Tussock Moth (male)
Perina sp. ::The Moths of Borneo::

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Carly, unless there is range map information distinguishing the species of Perina, I highly advise against identifying this to species level for the reasons below.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

It almost looks like a cicada mimic.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Erebidae, Lymantriinae, Leucomini, Perina sp.

I dare not venture further than Perina because The Moths of Borneo site (see link in suggestion) states, "The males are indistinguishable in facies from black males of nuda and those of lodra and psamma."

Interesting how closely this moth resembles some Cossidae!

bayucca 6 years ago

Interesting spotting! I guess that the moth has lost most or all of its scales on the hindwing. I never have seen a glasswing moth from this type. Unfortunately I cannot really help you.

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臺北市, 臺北市, Taiwan

Spotted on Dec 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 20, 2014

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