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Snout moths

Lasiocampidae family

Description:

Their common name 'snout moths' comes from their unique protruding mouth parts of some species that resemble a large. The Lasiocampidae family of moths are also known as eggars, snout moths or lappet moths. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and probably not all have been named or studied.

2 Comments

Roger Kendrick
Roger Kendrick 2 years ago

"snout" moth, eh.
confusing when there are other, not closely related, moth taxa also referred to as snout moths (e.g. Pyralidae and some Hypeninae of Erebidae)
The dangers of mis-communication with vernaculars is evident here.

SisirBanga
SisirBanga 9 years ago

Thank you NuwanChathuranga for id. I like this snout moth.

SisirBanga
Spotted by
SisirBanga

Assam, India

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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