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Owlet Moth

Erebus ephesperis

Description:

Large moth, wingspan 90-95 mm(measurment was taken this time), eye-like pattern on its forewing and beautiful intricate bands and waves that creates a 3D pattern towards the outer edges of the wings. Spotted outdoors at 8 pm Sri Lanka time, it was attracted by the outdoor and indoor lights as I got the picture inside after much chasing.

Habitat:

Village, close to wild jungle.

Notes:

Captured it and introduced it to the outdoors after seeing many geckos eyeing the moth. Can't find any concervation status on this species.

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Gaia80
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Gaia80

Neboda, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jun 16, 2020
Submitted on Jun 17, 2020

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