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Geometrid Moth

Iotaphora iridicolor

Description:

Flat moth, relatively average size with different shades of yellow and blue colour combinations of wavy lines on its wings. Sharp light stripes across its body, which it keeps exposed from the dorsal aspect. The patterns on its wings very much natch those on the walls of the monastery! Wingspan: 65mm.

Habitat:

Wall of a monastery on the top of a hill, surrounded by forests.

Notes:

Today we, the family went to the Enchey Monastery, a local Buddhist Chapel for special prayers on the Budda's enlightenment day. As usual, I kept surveying around with my curious eyes, and lo! There on the wall after one year spotted a similar beauty!

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16 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks injica. You're welcome back!

injica
injica 6 years ago

Beautiful creatures from Sikkim, it makes me want return to India! ;)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Rahul.

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 6 years ago

Yes, exactly! :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Rahul. Nature has all the surprises for us all the time!

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 6 years ago

Marvelous! Looks so surreal! Awesome finding. Keep it up! :):)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Really. Thanks BillHiltonJr.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks triggsturner for the comments. It's my pleasure.

BillHiltonJr.
BillHiltonJr. 6 years ago

Very nice image of an incredible moth.

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

That is stunning! Thank you for sharing.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks a lot RH!

Spectacular !

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thank you Leana. Yes, that posting was on Nov 2, 2014. They seem to hang around quite a lot. This is the same monastery (Buddhist Chapel, over 100 yr old), that was on the south side on a smaller structure and this one spotted on the west side of the main building. I'm very happy once again!

So nice! I remember this beauty from last year which earned you the SOTD, DrNamgyal.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks LadyLilac, venusflytrap2000, JillBlack, Wandering Naturalist and Sergio for making it favourite!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks maplemoth66 and Machi for making favourite.

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 2, 2015
Submitted on Jun 2, 2015

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