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Giant Uranid, Tropical Swallowtail, Grey Sunset

Lyssa zampa

Description:

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:

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

Gorgeous

Thank you Jacob and Karen! :)

KarenL
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
MariaPomsaharova 8 years ago

awesome moth!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Hi Leana, this moth looks more like a Lyssa Zampa.
http://eol.org/pages/48429/overview

Thank you Milind!

Milind Mangare
Milind Mangare 8 years ago

beautiful

Thanks for appreciating this spotting notsoclosetnerd1 :-)

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
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.

beautiful

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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