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Giant Uranid, Tropical Swallowtail, Grey Sunset

Lyssa zampa


Large moth with wingspan of 150mm (the size of my hand) ! First spotted perched on the wall among the climbing ficus plants. Flew to the garage then perched on the guava tree about 1m from the ground.


Habitat on records is lowland forest but I found this specimen in our garden in an urban area.

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26 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago


Thank you Jacob and Karen! :)

KarenL 8 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous Leana!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful! I can't believe I missed this one!

Thanks @Chun for your help in identifying this moth. Scientific name now changed from Lyssa menoetius to Lyssa zampa. Very exotic name! :)

Thank you Maria and Gilma for your comments and appreciation :)

Love picture # 3, it is so hard to ever see the underside of Moths, thanks for sharing.

MariaPomsaharova 8 years ago

awesome moth!

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Hi Leana, this moth looks more like a Lyssa Zampa.

Thank you Milind!

Milind Mangare
Milind Mangare 8 years ago


Thanks for appreciating this spotting notsoclosetnerd1 :-)

notsoclosetnerd1 8 years ago

How amazingly beautiful!!! thank you so much for spotting and sharing this gorgeous moth! :)

Thank you ToshimiDowaki! My photos however did not do justice this beautiful creature as it it more beautiful in actuality.

ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

Thanks Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

beautiful !

Shekainah, all my photos were taken from the vicinity of our home in an urban area :)

Thank you Jatishwor!

I'm think you're becoming more of a jungle girl.


Thank you Noel and Shekai for the comments, faves and for joining the "Moths in the Philippines" mission :-)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

WOW! Great series!

Awesome Ate Leana!

Thanks Agnes! First time I saw this kind of moth.

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 24, 2012
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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