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Yellow Tussock Moth

Euproctis wilemani

Description:

This is a beautiful Yellow Tussock Moth that i found on the wall of my house. It is a small moth covered with a yellow furs. It also has 2 fasciae (bands) that narrow towards the costal margin. The body length of this moth is approximately 10 - 15 mm.

Habitat:

- Spotted on the wall of my house. Usually, it can be found around the house (especially near the light sources).

Notes:

- This is a moth from the Lymantriidae family. It can be confused with Euproctis lutea, that only can be found in northern Australia and New Guinea. This moth is attracted to the light (possibly a nocturnal insect). Thanks to Psyche (Dr. Seow) for the ID. - http://www.butterflycircle.com/showthrea.... [[Kingdom: Animalia >>> Phylum: Arthropoda >>> Class: Insecta >>> Order: Lepidoptera >>> Family: Lymantriidae >>> Genus: Euproctis >>> Species: E. wilemani]]

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15 Comments

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

I think I'll use Euproctis lutea as a spesific name. Thanks Mark...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Those sizes sound about right to me. A 15mm long larva will often pupate to about a 10mm adult and a moth wingspan can often be about 3 times body length (like in wiki) I'd go with it. If you search in 'Organisms' for Euproctis there are several others.

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

Or maybe this is a smaller subspecies of Euproctis lutea???

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

But according to wikipedia, Euproctis lutea is larger. The size of this one is less than 10mm long.

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euproctis_l....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

..and Korea and the Philippines !!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Euproctis lutea is good. It has been seen in Singapore.

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

I added another photo of this moth. I hope, someone can ID it someday.

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

Thanks Mark...

I think, the nearest ID for this moth is Euproctis lutea. But, from what i I know, that spesies only can be found in northern Australia and New Guinea. I want to know if the same spesies is exist in another country in the South-Eastern Asia...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Here's one similar (no name) http://www.flickr.com/photos/rundstedt/3...

Beautiful moth

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

Yes, it is beautiful. Recently, I fall in love with a little bugs. I alway take a pictures when I found one.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Hi Welcome to the Project Lanzz. Nice colour on that little Tussock.

You are welcome :-)

Lanzz
Lanzz 6 years ago

Thanks, this site is great. I like it...

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Lanzz
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Lanzz

Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 10, 2013
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013

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