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Rose Myrtle Lappet Moth

Trabala vishnou


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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lappet Moth
Trabala sp. Trabala

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52 Comments (1–25)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

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!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Wonderful moth!

What a gorgeous thing and I missed it before.... Lovely, Congratulations!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Belated congratulations Leanna! Thats a beauty indeed!

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

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 -

williefromwi 9 years ago

congrats on your SOTD award

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago


gatorfellows 9 years ago

Here is another reference for your lovely moth. It has the caterpillars, cocoon, and other interesting information.

patty 9 years ago

Beautiful moth and pictures Leana; congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

What a beauty - congratulations!

ShaumingLo 9 years ago

This is so beautiful, great spotting .

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

wow - what a magnificent moth

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats Leana

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Moth week is never over. Congratulations! I love it!

Jeannette 9 years ago

Lovely, congratulations :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Splendid moth! Congratulations!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

WoooooooooHooooooooo! SOTD!!!!!! Congratulation!

ShafqatNazir 9 years ago

God is Great...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

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.

LarsKorb 9 years ago


Uday 9 years ago

What a moth!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Leana !!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wonderful... and Perfect honor for this amazing Moth... What made Project Noah more precious...!!

Quezon, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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