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Fruit-piercing Moth

Gloriana ornata


Large eyed, chocolate coloured, large moth also has tent-shaped leaf-pattern wings with a pair of white spots on them.


Semi-urban building surrounded by forests.


My wife woke me up early morning when she saw this moth on the prayer room door. I was so excited and was even bit scared as I had never seen a bird-sized moth before! Now my problem was how to share with you all exactly the way I saw it, because it's very difficult to portray in photographs. I even took a small video, but still it's not coming! By the way, I'm posting this one as my 900th spotting! Thanks pals.

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Gloriana ornata

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks Jatishwor for the ID. Will be grateful for a ref. Yes I saw your Fruit Peircing.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Yes, Nacho Garcia especially when it din't move a bit.

Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 7 years ago

incredible camouflage .
It seems dry leaf !

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks Sergio. In fact I was very excited when I saw this large strange moth!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Amazing spotting Doc!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks Wandering Naturalist for the comment. I thought it's quite rare!

That is fantastic! What a moth!

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Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on May 13, 2015
Submitted on May 13, 2015

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