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Zygaenid Moth

Artona (Balataea ) sp.

Description:

Spotted for National Moth Week 2015. About 12-16 mm in length.

Notes:

Thanks to Psyche (Dr Seow) for the ID - http://www.butterflycircle.com/showthrea....
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Zygaenidae
* Subfamily: Procridinae
* Genus: Artona
* Subgenus: Balataea
* Species: ???


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6 Comments

mikemcr68
mikemcr68 4 years ago

I'm not so sure. It is very unusual. It has blue around its eyes. It is very different to pictures of similar moths on the internet.

Lanzz
Lanzz 4 years ago

I don't think it a new species. I see the pictures of this moth somewhere in the internet.

mikemcr68
mikemcr68 4 years ago

If it is a new species then you get the privilege of naming it.

Lanzz
Lanzz 4 years ago

I don't know. But, it is beautiful...

mikemcr68
mikemcr68 4 years ago

I think you may have discovered a new species.

Lanzz
Spotted by
Lanzz

Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Lat: 2.75, Long: 102.17

Spotted on Jul 19, 2015
Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

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