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Lichen moth

Xanthetis luzonica


Orange in color and has black outlines in its wings. The length is about 1cm and its width about 0.5cm. Xanthetis is a monotypic moth genus in the family Erebidae erected by George Hampson in 1900. Its single species, Xanthetis luzonica, was first described by Felder in 1875. It is found in the Philippines (Xanthetis, 2019).


Native to the Philippines, but can be found in jungles, gardens, and houses. I spotted this resting on a cemented wall.


Beside the moth is the cocoon of another Lichen moth

2 Species ID Suggestions

Xanthetis luzonica
Xanthetis luzonica Lichen Moth | Project Noah
footman moth
Barsine sp. Barsine (moth) - Wikipedia

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Maria dB
Maria dB 3 weeks ago

This is especially interesting with the cocoon shown as well!

TajSALDO 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the suggestion and ID Leuba Ridgway!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 weeks ago

TajSALDO, Please edit your spotting and add the scientific name Xanthetis luzonica as provided by Saturniidae27. The common name as well. Thanks.

Michael Sarill
Michael Sarill 3 weeks ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Spotted by

Benguet, Philippines

Lat: 16.42, Long: 120.58

Spotted on Dec 26, 2019
Submitted on Dec 29, 2019

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