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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 9 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 11 years ago

Wonderful moth!

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

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Belated congratulations Leanna! Thats a beauty indeed!

LaurenZarate 11 years ago

What a beauty and it has an interesting way of holding it's wings at rest.

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Leana... Better late me fav'ing and saying congratulations than never.. :) saw your pics also featured in this blog -

williefromwi 11 years ago

congrats on your SOTD award

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 11 years ago


gatorfellows 11 years ago

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

patty 11 years ago

Beautiful moth and pictures Leana; congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

What a beauty - congratulations!

ShaumingLo 11 years ago

This is so beautiful, great spotting .

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 11 years ago

wow - what a magnificent moth

LuisStevens 11 years ago

Congrats Leana

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

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

Jeannette 11 years ago

Lovely, congratulations :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Splendid moth! Congratulations!

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

WoooooooooHooooooooo! SOTD!!!!!! Congratulation!

ShafqatNazir 11 years ago

God is Great...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 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 11 years ago


Uday 11 years ago

What a moth!

NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

Congratulations Leana !!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 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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