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Owlet Moth

Rhynchodina molybdota


A beautiful Owlet Moth, not commonly seen. Rhynchodina molybdota is the only species in its genus, when the species and genus name was first described in 1926.


Low altitude tropical forest.


Although this species are known from Myanmar, Sumatra and Borneo, it is still not a commonly seen Moth.

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AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba, @DrNamgyal and @i_munasinghe for your kind words and appreciation :)

It was indeed a special find of a beautiful Moth.

i_munasinghe 2 years ago

Beautiful spotting AlbertKang!

DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 years ago

Albert another beauty, and great photography!

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Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Beautiful shade of blue. Thanks for sharing this uncommon beauty with us Albert.

AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks @Watson5, for your kind words and appreciation :)
And yes indeed, the symmetry in their markings are amazing.

Watson5 2 years ago

What a great picture of this amazing moth. The colors and symmetry are always fun to see on moths and butterflies. Thank you for sharing this picture!

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 27, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2020

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