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Brahmaea hearseyi is a large moth with a wingspan up to 20cm. This species is found in Southeast Asia. Its large and blunt wings display a complex range of patterns - stripes, waves, circular, dots. Colors from black to different shades of brown. Have a furry light brown antennae.
Prefer montane forests of Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Spotting number 190 and my first SOTD. One of the bizarre large moths that show up here. One of these photographs are taken by my dad. Thanks Shubhalaxmi Vaylure for the identification. >>>Map accuracy : 10m diameter.
Spotted on Dec 13, 2009
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012
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88 Comments (1–25)
Thanks Syzyzgy! It is amazing how diverse moths are and so many different patterns you can see in them.
This is the one that made me decide to anchor at this board.
Also makes me think, how far this level of beauty is justified by natural reasons...
That is really cool
Thank you Nacho, Joshua and Sukanya.
Glad you all love it too
Looks like a sculpture.
This is one of the most beautiful moths I've ever seen!
I hate to say this but YES!
It IS a MOTH!
Wow! Iz this even a moth!?
Neil Ross, MUSE and gatorfellows,
thank you all very much.
I love your comments.
Congratulations; beautiful spotting. Thank you for sharing :)
This is such a strikingly beautiful moth. I'm not surprised it received SOTD. A wonderful specimen, and well spotted. Congratulations as well on your Member's Spotlight, Chun, I really liked your quote about loving 'all' species. I totally agree. To have a deep love for the natural world is a great blessing.
Thank you guys :-)
wow great spotting
Wow stunning! Thank you for sharing this beautiful photos!
Wow! It's like gold & black silk weaved together. Nice one!
Wow! Nat Geo SOTW.
Thank you all for your lovely comments.
That is one amazing Moth!
That is an amazing moth!
Thanks Dotun55, it's a natural embroidery.