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Crambid Snout Moth

Euclasta sp.


Crambidae; Pyraustinae; Euclasta sp. This moth has extremely long legs and it rests with its wings closed. This results in a very peculiar posture, which, once you know it, makes this type of moth recognizable even some distance away. I have not come across much information about moths of this genus, but the two that I have seen (this and another one) look very similar in size, style and posture. Even the colours (a combination of white, light brown and dark brown with a black spot on each front wing) are very similar. I don't know how many Euclasta spp. are present in Philippines. I have only spotted two and I think have pictures of the same spp.


This Crambid Snout Moth was spotted in a tangle of foliage and grasses in a rice field just before plowing for the planting season.


As mentioned above, I have taken some pictures of another Euclasta sp. and will upload that one next.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 30, 2016
Submitted on May 1, 2022

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