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Gray Saturniid

Antheraea celebensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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10 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

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

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Naross, that is very nice of you.

naross
naross 9 years ago

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

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Tom and Antonio.

amazing Chun,great spotting,thanks for sharing

TomElliott
TomElliott 9 years ago

Fantastic!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Thank you Nuwan, Pamsai and YukoChartraw.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

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

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

Well I think it's beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

very nice!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Sabah, Malaysia

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

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