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Milky Tiger Moth

Areas galactina

Description:

A large brightly coloured Tiger moth seen in Southern Thailand. Areas galactina belongs to the Erebidae family. The length of the forewings is 32–35 mm for males and 40–42 mm for females.

Habitat:

Seen in the bushes alongside a road in a mountainous area in Southern Thailand at around 1000m. About 30 km from Betong near the Malaysian border.

Notes:

Added habitat photos... https://breedingbutterflies.com/areas-ga...

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22 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

thanks everyone for the comments and favs, and to the PN Rangers for choosing this beautiful moth as MOTW in moth week !

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Thank you Jim Nelson...

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 months ago

Well done, Pam...good summary and photos!

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Gilma, Yes, I remember your view from the veranda. Very similar.

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Haha... Leanne you are so sweet !

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 months ago

Wow! Gorgeous! Congratulations Pam and so well deserved.

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Haha Mark, luckily it was a daytime moth, so it nicely fit in with butterflying !

Congratulations Pam, Love that you picture the habitat also...I know that was far away from Costa Rica...but that is exactly what I see when I go to my balcony... : )

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 months ago

Congrats Pam! It is a wonderful series!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

Congratulations. Very cool moth find for a butterfly gal. ;)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 months ago

Congratulations Pam, this gorgeous moth together with good documentation and habitat shots have won you the vote for Moth Week 2018 Spotting of the Week!

"We're crowning #NationalMothWeek with this beautifully patterned Milky Tiger Moth (Areas galactina) as our Spotting of the Week! This large member of the Erebidae family is found in mountainous habitats of tropical and subtropical Asia.
On Project Noah all year round you can submit photos of moths you spot here: https://buff.ly/2LBq7tK
Posting till August 5th included will still earn you our Moth Week 2018 patch."

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pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Than k you Karen...

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

Thank you Ashley for the SOTW nomination...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 months ago

Lovely spotting, Pam, as always!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

pamsai
pamsai 5 months ago

I'll check Daniele...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 months ago

Beautiful moth Pam! Do you have any moths left from your Ghana trip or from Ethiopia by any chance?

pamsai
pamsai 6 months ago

Thank you Mark. It's not so easy to see in the area I saw it apparently. And it turned up in time for Moth Week !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

Hard to miss that one Pam. Nice spotting.

pamsai
pamsai 6 months ago

@sukanya... Thank you... that worked.

pamsai
pamsai 6 months ago

Thank you Sukanya... I'll try that and let you know how it works.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 months ago

If your address bar starts with https...delete the s using backspace key. The address will now start with http and say stuff like "not secure" and all that. But it WILL ALLOW you to edit. Somehow the https does not interfere with photo upload; it just stops the drop down menu from working, the copyright box tick etc. Hope the tip works for you...I love your butterflies!

pamsai
pamsai 6 months ago

Can't edit this spotting for some reason, but the date should be 3 June, not 30 June.
Managed to upload a habitat photo though.

จังหวัดยะลา, Thailand

Lat: 5.99, Long: 101.34

Spotted on Jun 3, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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