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Ailanthus defoliator

Eligma narcissus

Description:

This beautiful moth was attracted to the light from the night lamp in my balcony. this species has a wingspan of 55 to 88 mm with females being larger. The golden yellow hind wings have a thick black border and grey fore-wings have a black dotted diffuse white band. The abdomen is golden yellow with black dots. The larvae are hairy and conspicuous with yellow and black bands. They are often found hanging on silk, from the host plant and are often found in groups. you can checkout the caterpillar here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/181... and here is another spotting of this beautiful moth http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/185...

Habitat:

Host plant for the larvae is Alianthus. We have few Alianthus trees at the nearby rubber plantation.

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10 Comments

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Ashley. And i have updated the Info :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Beautiful! Can you add a short description and habitat information to the spotting for us? Would make it much more interesting and useful!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Polilla :)

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Francisco :)

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

How Wonderful !!!!!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap2000 :)

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks Jason and DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Awesome!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Beautiful!

Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Ettumanoor, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 1, 2016
Submitted on Jan 1, 2016

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