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Gray Saturniid

Antheraea celebensis


This is an uncommon large Saturniidae moth called the Antheraea celebensis which has a wingspan of approximately 11cm. This species may not be beautiful but its orange body powdered with light grey makes it magnificent and unique. Have dots like other Saturniids.


Lives in the lowland rainforest of Maliau Basin. I found this in the veranda of MBSC dining hall. Tawau is one of the few places where this species can be found.


Hooray! My last Spotting from Maliau Basin, the 84th spotting from Maliau Basin. It looks like I will be changing my profile picture back into my old one. This is the first Antheraea celebensis spotting in Project Noah. >>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful Chun and a brilliant photo too, as usual !

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Naross, that is very nice of you.

naross 9 years ago

Beautiful capture, Chun, and congrats on your 'first' spotting for PN. Well done

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Tom and Antonio.

amazing Chun,great spotting,thanks for sharing

TomElliott 9 years ago


ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Nuwan, Pamsai and YukoChartraw.

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

I agree with pamsai - I think it's beautiful! Congratulations for this spot!

pamsai 9 years ago

Well I think it's beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

very nice!

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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