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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 10 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 10 years ago

Such spectacular patterns, truly amazing spotting!

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 10 years ago

Gorgeous species :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

really blends in

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Butterfly Carol ?

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 11 years ago

Fantastic butterfly!

TomElliott 11 years ago

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

ChunXingWong 11 years ago

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

rubens.luciano 11 years ago

Nice spot.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 11 years ago

Beautiful spot Chun, congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

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

Jellyfishnebula 11 years ago

Wow Beautiful spotting!

Yasser 11 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 11 years ago

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

carlos.velazco 11 years ago


Atul 11 years ago

Congratulations !!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

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

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Congratulations Chun. Beautiful Moth!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Congratulations Chun beautiful spotting :)

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

augustgray 11 years ago

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

pamsai 11 years ago

so beautiful...

VincentVanur 11 years ago

Very beautiful and congrats

LaurenZarate 11 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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