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Geometridae, Ennominae

Plutodes flavescens Butler, 1880


Yellow color wings with dark red spot (looks like dog's paw).about 40mm wingspan.


Broad leaf forest (sub tropical forest)

1 Species ID Suggestions

dhobern 9 years ago
Plutodes sp.
Plutodes BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser

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LindaAlisto 7 years ago


injica 8 years ago

Amazing! Very stylish creature he he :P

UrifahRidlo 8 years ago

so stunning! I never see such this moth

Thanks, Ava, Bayucca and Carol for your comments. Ava and bayucca in most of my spottings which are identified I always try to get whole information. Its important for my study as well as for the viewers. anyway Thanks.

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Liked this before and always a pleasure to view this terrific moth!

bayucca 9 years ago

Thanks Ava, good point and it is important information. But I suggest that these informations might added in the description section, not in the field of the scientific name. It might irritate the search engines.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

IrungbamJatishworSingh, I like that you do the WHOLE scientific designation, including the first describer (Butler in this case) and the year it was first described.

Thanks Carol.

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW! This is so very unique and I have been seeing a lot of moths from around the world. I love it!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


vijaybarve 9 years ago

Lovely Moth @IrungbamJatishworSingh please add it to the mission

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Simply beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

@Dominik agree with Plutodes flavescens don't know much about the species or even genus :(

KarenL 9 years ago


Thanks guys for your suggestion and comments on the spotting.

bayucca 9 years ago

@Nuwan: What do you think about the ID? Plutodes flavescens?? Do you know this species?

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Fantastic !!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Extraordinary. !!

harsuame 9 years ago

Wow muy hermosa :::

bayucca 9 years ago

Might be Plutodes flavescens? But I agree, it is probably not possible to get closer than the genus. Plutodes flavescens is the most common one.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Incredible ,,, what a lovely art,

dhobern 9 years ago

Quite a few species of Plutodes on the BOLD site. Most of them have a yellow vertex (top of the head). Many forms are included which have not been allocated to a named species, indicating that there may be quite a few species still to be described.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting. Seems as though someone has put Henna designs on the moth :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

amazing !

Tsirang, Bhutan

Spotted on Jun 3, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012


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