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Upside down moth

Urapteroides astheniata


6 cm wingspan. White wings with black edge and swallowtails. Three black dots close to that tails Several cream color discontinuated lines Family: Uraniidae Genus: Urapteroides Species: U. astheniata


Forest close to the shore.


Synonyms: Micronia astheniata (Guenée, 1857)

3 Species ID Suggestions

Upside-down Moth
Urapteroides astheniata Urapteroides astheniata
Urapteroides astheniata Urapteroides astheniata - Overview
Swallowtail Moth
Urapteroides astheniata · Urapteroides astheniata

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outsidegirl0 7 years ago


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

I checked the time stamps before I commented. I'm careful about such things. I know feed delays do happen at various times and places. I've switched to pluses a number of times on my suggestions, but OK :-)

The ID suggestions came simultaneously S Frazier that was why there were three with the same scientific name... The ID suggestion was made when the spotting was still unknown on our screen. It was not intended to suggest a different Common Name.

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 7 years ago

Thanks Gilma Jeanette too!

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 7 years ago

Thanks, S. Frazier and Leana. Is my first time and I forgot to include in a mission. I´m surprised how fast I get an answer! :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

There are now 3 suggestions for the same species, i.e. scientific name Urapteroides astheniata. Since scientific name takes precedence over common name, if there is a different common name to suggest it should be done via comments rather than via a duplicate ID suggestion. There should only be one suggestion (with the possibility of multiple votes) for any one Scientific name. :-) Thanks

Welcome to Project Noah Juan and thank you for joining the Moths in the Philippines mission. This is a beautiful swallowtail moth which you can also include in the mission. Looking forward to more spottings from you. Regards...

Juan Manuel
Spotted by
Juan Manuel

Cagayan, Philippines

Spotted on May 16, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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