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Tropical Swallowtail Moth

Lyssa menoetius


A very common moth around here, Lyssa menoetius can be mistaken easily as another similar species - Lyssa zampa. These L. menoetius are every abundant here, maybe it is their season. Much more common than Lyssa zampa, I did not see any Lyssa zampa during my stay here.

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Maliau Basin Forest. I found this in front of the Maliau Dining Hall in the morning.


Compare this species with Lyssa zampa here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/133... >>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter.

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47 Comments (1–25)

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Wow, more of you guys really love this.
Thank you all and I promise to share more amazing moths during the
National Moth Week.

Gaia80 8 years ago

Such spectacular patterns, truly amazing spotting!

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 8 years ago

Gorgeous species :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

really blends in

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Butterfly Carol ?

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Fantastic butterfly!

TomElliott 8 years ago

Wow, well done! Quite your day job and take up nature photography full-time!

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and favorites.
This encourages me to share more amazing spottings with you all.

rubens.luciano 8 years ago

Nice spot.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Beautiful spot Chun, congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Awesome moth! Awesome spotting of the day! :D

Jellyfishnebula 8 years ago

Wow Beautiful spotting!

Yasser 8 years ago

It might be a common moth, but I think it's extraordinary. What a wonderful spotting Chun! Congrats on the SOTD honors and I can't wait to see what you encounter next :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

G-R-E-A-T one, Chun. Congratulations.

carlos.velazco 8 years ago


Atul 8 years ago

Congratulations !!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Congrats Chun... This beauty is worth of honor.... and your efforts...

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Chun. Beautiful Moth!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congratulations Chun beautiful spotting :)

Chun my friend great spotting,great spotting page,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

augustgray 8 years ago

My wife and I spent 3 days in the Maliau Basin last February. It really is another world.

pamsai 8 years ago

so beautiful...

VincentVanur 8 years ago

Very beautiful and congrats

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Chun on your Spotting of the Day with this beautiful moth.

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Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012


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