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The Lasiocampidae family of moths are also known as eggars, snout moths or lappet moths. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and probably not all have been named or studied.
South-east Asia, including India, Thailand, and the Philippines
They are called 'lappet moths' due to the decorative skin flaps found on the caterpillar's prolegs.
Leana, it appears this Lappet was spotted in the middle of a forest; did you go hunting for it or just bumped into it? Anyway, great spotting!
What a gorgeous thing and I missed it before.... Lovely, Congratulations!
Belated congratulations Leanna! Thats a beauty indeed!
What a beauty and it has an interesting way of holding it's wings at rest.
Leana... Better late me fav'ing and saying congratulations than never.. :) saw your pics also featured in this blog - http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2012/....
congrats on your SOTD award
Here is another reference for your lovely moth. It has the caterpillars, cocoon, and other interesting information. http://ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Lasiocamp...
Beautiful moth and pictures Leana; congratulations!
What a beauty - congratulations!
This is so beautiful, great spotting .
wow - what a magnificent moth
Moth week is never over. Congratulations! I love it!
Lovely, congratulations :)
Splendid moth! Congratulations!
WoooooooooHooooooooo! SOTD!!!!!! Congratulation!
God is Great...
Very beautiful series. Congratulations Leana.
Thank you for the honor of my photo being chosen Spotting of the Day on the last day of Moth Week. Appreciate everyone's kind words and help in identifying this organism.
What a moth!
Congratulations Leana !!!
Wonderful... and Perfect honor for this amazing Moth... What made Project Noah more precious...!!
Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012
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