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Zygaenid Moth

Artona (Balataea ) sp.


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


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

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mikemcr68 9 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 9 years ago

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

mikemcr68 9 years ago

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

Lanzz 9 years ago

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

mikemcr68 9 years ago

I think you may have discovered a new species.

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Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

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

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