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Ptochophyle dipyramida Prout Male


Ptochophyle dipyramida Prout Male??? Geometridae-Sterrhinae


Sub tropical broad leaf forest of Tsirang, Bhutan. Altitute about 5548 feet MSL.


Dark red in color, about 40mm wingspan. This moth was spotted by me 1 month ago. By taking the opportunity of National Moth Week 2012, I would to share this wonderful moth to all the members of Project Noah. If anybody knows about this moth please suggest me ID and other informations.

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32 Comments (1–25)

Thanks all for your comments and suggestions on this beautiful moth... Still the ID is a mystery.

Telse 10 years ago

Wow! So kewl Jatishwor!

KarenL 10 years ago

Congrats Jatishwor, your moth is featured in the Project Noah blog!

rubens.luciano 11 years ago

Very nice moth!

That is such a lovely Moth. That is what I called Geometric!!

Thanks AgnesAdiqueTalaveraAn bayuuca for your suggestions and Link provided for this wonderful moth.

bayucca 11 years ago

Irungbam, please, post this on FB you show Peter the suggestion!

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Thanks bayucca :-) Again, BOLD Systems helped save the day :D

bayucca 11 years ago

I would say, you saved your Sunday!! That's looks like a perfect match. However, I haven't seen the other one clearly, it was too small to read any name. But your suggestion looks quite good.

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

This could be a Chrysocraspeda moth.. pls take a look at the BOLD Systems collection, including this one -

Beautiful, this is a spotting to dream of

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago that's where my sari blouse ended-up ! what a shape !!
Thanks for sharing this amazing spotting with us IJS.

Noah Rangers..... If you have another data of this moth in your database please share to me.


I think its the only specimen in Project Noah, but still not able to get a concrete ID. Possible ID of this moth is "Ptochophyle dipyramida Prout" but not sure. A female specimen of "Ptochophyle dipyramida" is describe in "Moths of Borneo" but not a male. By studying the female me and Peter Smetacek have put this species in geneus Ptochophyle, Subfamily-Sterhinae, Family-Geometridae.

Please suggest ID if you found any link. Thanks.

RiekoS 11 years ago

I am glad that someone brought this back again (otherwise, I would have missed this entirely!). I agree with Ava T-B. This beautiful moth and it looks like kimono jacket.

Jopy 11 years ago

interesting wing shape! beautiful moth! thanks for sharing... :-)

Injica, Its an moth (Family-Geometridae), not butterfly...

Possible ID of this Moth- Ptochophyle dipyramida Prout Male??? Geometridae-Sterrhinae- as suggested by Peter Smetacek, Butterfly Research Centre, bhimtal (India).

injica 11 years ago

Such an incredible butterfly, I can't imagine how it is flying with this shape :) Tnx for sharing!!! Truly amazing :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

This looks like a kimono.

Thanks Harsha ......

OnengDyah 11 years ago


Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Your moth collection is truly amazing!

thanks to all for ur comments.

LauraMaria 11 years ago

Woah, this is crazy... it looks like it shouldn't even be able to fly!! What a wicked looking moth, great spotting! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Chanchey, Tsirang, Bhutan

Spotted on Jun 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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