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Malaysian Moon Moth

Actias maenas

Description:

A male, with brown markings on its wings close to its abdomen and a pair of 'eyes'...females are light green with shorter tails..

Habitat:

high altitude forest environment, this one found lacthing on a washroom wall during the entire day...

Notes:

Striking Yellow wings span almost 15cm across...hard to miss..

1 Species ID Suggestions

Malaysian moon moth - male
Aactias maenas Malaysian moon moth


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12 Comments

rams4d
rams4d 7 years ago

Nice picture

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 8 years ago

I couldn't agree more with you Chun..

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Thanks for adding this into the Arthropods Below The Wind mission.
This moth is just superb.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Fascinating!

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 8 years ago

indeed, and all the credit goes to the moth:)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Stunning moth!

Beautiful moth..

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Wow, very nice!!!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very beautiful.

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 8 years ago

thx NuwanChathuranga for the ID! :)

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 8 years ago

indeed and like many surprising discoveries, this one was by chance alone

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Very leaf like, would be hard to spot in it's proper environment

Randall Lee
Spotted by
Randall Lee

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 13, 2013

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