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Thyridid moth

Calindoea argentalis

Description:

Pale, translucent moth with brown patches on wing and body, three in all.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

At the right angle, the wings appeared transparent and then they catch the light and throw off a pearly iridescence, which I have captured here.

The moth’s camouflage is also quite effective, disguising itself as a hole in the leaf. I wonder if it chose this perch deliberately for the holes in the leaf or was it just coincidence.

1 species ID suggestions

3 Comments

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 5 years ago

very nice moth

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Thanks Victoria :)

Dave

victoria.vikspics
victoria.vikspics 5 years ago

beautiful image, great ID info.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Well done Newan, master of identifications - superb piece of investigating :)

Dave

Cimahi, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.85, Long: 107.58

Spotted on Jul 26, 2013
Submitted on Jul 26, 2013

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