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Orange-lined Tussock Moth

Nygmia epirotica

Description:

This is a beautiful species of Tussock Moth. It seems to be their season as there was an explosion of these moths. They emerged in great numbers just before sunset in a small area, probably just emerged from their pupa. Fuzzy, light orange color with a large brownish grey mark. Wing length : 26mm (female) 17mm(male). This species may be confused with N. javanoides and N. javana.

Habitat:

Found it resting on low plant leaves in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 100m diameter. Previous spotting of this species - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/209... his species used to be grouped under the Lymantriidae family.

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ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 24, 2016

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