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Wonderful furry moth with elaborate antennae.


A clearing in rain forest, attracted to lights.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Monkey slug adult male
Phobetron hipparchia Phobetron hipparchia

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43 Comments (1–25)

How did a missed this most wonderful spotting!? What a fantastic, beautiful moth and great pictures!! If this Moth have a name it would have to do with monkeys or bears for sure, sooo furry!! Thank you so much for sharing, elaphrus and Congratulations.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Beautiful! Congratulations on Moth of the Month and Spotting of the Day!

Tom15 8 years ago

Congratulations on this great looking moth!

AmazonWorkshops 8 years ago

Can anybody provide a sense of scale? How big is this moth?

DonnaBollenbach 8 years ago

Incredible moth. I certainly don't know what it is, but the antenna are similar to the famous "poodle moth" that hit the internet by storm. Arthur Anker posted the images of a "white" moth on Flicker here: Despite the hype, he is a reputable photographer and has many great images of insects and marine life. So far I don't see any scientific name given.

an_aikido 8 years ago

Wow! Incredible! Congratulations.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

What a remarkable moth. Amazing tarsii and antennae. The wings look too small to get such a hairy fellow into the air. Congratulations on SOTD!!!! Wonderful.

Loool, @Joshua Asel :D

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Chewbacca Moth! Congrats!

AmazonWorkshops 8 years ago

absolutely incredible! This is the kind of spotting that makes you catch your breath and stop in your tracks! WOW! WOW! WOW!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations elaphrus!

Quinira 8 years ago

Wow! Its cool!

ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago



Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Congratulations on your amazing moth SOTD!

drP 8 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD. It's a truly amazing spotting.

Great capture Elaphrus,beautiful,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Congratulations - great spot!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Stunning. Congratulations.

RatnaKusumaHalim 8 years ago


elaphrus 8 years ago

Phil, I agree, especially because it has the same antennae. I haven't seen where anyone actually has IDed or described the Poodle Moth that was photographed in Venezuela, except that it seems to be an Arctiinae.

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

What a moth !! Congratulations !!!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago


MurrayDaniels 8 years ago

Amazing! It looks almost extraterrestrial! I love it!

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Arrondissement of Cayenne, French Guiana

Spotted on May 31, 2011
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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