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Orange-lined Tussock Moth

Nygmia epirotica

Description:

Nygmia epirotica - a species of beautiful 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.

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Habitat:

Found plenty of them on and under leaves in around a small part of a forest trail next to a pond in Tawau Hills Park, Tawau, Sabah.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 100m diameter. Spotted this in with DanDoucette after returning from a walk near the park waterfall. This species was used to be grouped under the Lymantriidae family. Dan's spotting of it http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/224...

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27 Comments (1–25)

patty
patty 6 years ago

Nice moth Chun =)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Thanks guys.

Congrats Chun!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Splendid Chun! Congos@

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Congrats, Chun!
Very nice find indeed.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 6 years ago

Thank you all for your favorites and comments.
I am really glad this moth is chosen as the MMOTM !

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Congratulations Chun on your beautiful Moth the the Month!

Congrats Chun!

Great series Chun,amazing collours beautiful ,congrats and thanks for sharing

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 6 years ago

Awesome!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Great spotting Chun and congrats on the SOTD!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

Congratulations Chun on this beauty

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 years ago

Great spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Not SOTD peoples.... MOMM :-)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Beautiful series Chun. Congratulations on your SOTD.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

amazing shot! congrats on SOTD!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations, Chun ! Great shots and what a little beauty .

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 6 years ago

Congratulations Chun!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congratulations Chun on your SOTD

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Beautiful series!!Congrats Chun!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Congrats Chun!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats.

BarbaraSing
BarbaraSing 6 years ago

Great series of shots.

Congratulations Chun, well deserved !

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations Chun, your snazzy orange-lined tussock moth is our March Moth of the Month!

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ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 15, 2014

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