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Indian Wasp moth

Amata passalis

Description:

Measurements: 2.5cm x 1.25cm Season : Rainy season Time : 5:00pm 24Oct2021 Frequency : Very rare Life stage : adult Gender : Male (long & thin abdomen; slender wing shape)

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

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5 Comments

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 a month ago

Ornithoptera80, Thanks for the clarification! :)

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a month ago

Yes, another characteristic are slender wing shape compared to the females, which are more broad.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 a month ago

Thank you ashimgogoi.ag & Ornithoptera80! :)
How to differentiate the gender in this species? I believe male has long & thin abdomen compared to female (Ref https://www.mothsofindia.org/#!/sp/35621...).

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a month ago

Yes, It is a male Amata passalis, or the (Sandalwood defoliator).
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...

ashimgogoi.ag
ashimgogoi.ag a month ago

Indian Wasp moth, Amata passalis I think.

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 24, 2021
Submitted on Oct 24, 2021

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