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Spotting

Description:

Small moth, Less than half an inch in size, hanging on the underside of a leaf.

Habitat:

Lush Tropical Montaine forest in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India

Notes:

Possibly Superfamily Pterophoroidea Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths) Subfamily Pterophorinae Tribe Platyptiliini Genus Geina

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17 Comments

Druenn
Druenn 4 years ago
pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Lauren… I was busy photographing Monkey Puzzles, Fluffy Tits, Clipper and imperial butterflies in a little secluded patch I found in the Western Ghats, Kerala, so it too me a while to notice this tiny little one hanging from a leaf. Happy I did !

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

This moth is just so gorgeous Pam! Love it!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Linda...

LindaAlisto
LindaAlisto 5 years ago

this is beautiful pamsai !!!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Viv... I was really happy to find it.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

That's a beauty Pam ...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thnks everyone... I haven't had internet for a few days, so wasn't able to keep up with you !

I also thought it looked like a Plume moth. Thanks for that link Irina, it really looks quite similar, apart from the bright orange colour.

It was very beautiful in the sunlight, and stayed there for really a long time, motionless.

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Almost like this one but this also hasn't been fully identified.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/59583171@N...

It's beautiful and unique Pamela!

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 5 years ago

There are many..looks to http://bugguide.net/node/view/20962

Christiane
Christiane 5 years ago

WOW.. Looks amazing.. :)

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

That specimen so rare and beautiful at the same time...
How lucky !!!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Leanne. Wonder what it is...?

JillBlack
JillBlack 5 years ago

What an unusual moth wonderful find

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

What a lovely find pamsai, it's beautiful.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 2, 2015
Submitted on Nov 21, 2015

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