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Bombycid Moth

Penicillifera sp.


White. Fluffy area on the back, just behind the head. Looks like it doesn't have hind wings so the abdomen is bare.


Drawn towards the porch light of the cottage at Neora Valley Jungle Camp, Village Kolakham; a remote and forested area.This place is situated at an altitude of 1868m in the Kalimpong Hills of Darjeeling District, on the fringes of Neora Valley National Park

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago


kfox 6 years ago

This is why I love Project NOAH. There are so many smart and passionate people on this site!

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thanks ChunXingWong...I will check it out...enjoy the Kolakham many need names and so many more waiting to be uploaded. Thanks again.

ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Not much are known about the Bombycids compared to other moths. They have a habit of hiding their hind wings under their front wings and will expose their hindwings to look larger when threatened. They also love to bend their tail / abdomen. My guess on this species is Penicillifera sp.

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thank You, bayucca.

bayucca 6 years ago

This is a Bombycidae. Cannot tell you more about the genus and species. There is not much info about them.

Hema 6 years ago

Great collection of moths!

SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thanks kfox. I will check it out.

kfox 6 years ago

This may be in the hawk moth family (Sphingidae). It has a lot of resemblance in morphology to the Army Hawk Moth.

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West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 24, 2015
Submitted on Apr 5, 2015

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