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Snout Moth

Hypena proboscidalis

Description:

Characteristic of elongated mouth parts Coloration is dull, typically brown or grey.

Notes:

AWESOME looking insect! The common name comes from their unique protruding mouth parts of some species that resemble a large nose Did I identified it correctly? I'm a little doubtful because it's suppose to have hairy legs and bodies, but this one looked a little too shiny . . .

2 Species ID Suggestions

Pyralid Snout Moth
Sacada sp None
stho002
stho002 8 years ago
Moth
Lepidoptera


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3 Comments

Hannelore
Hannelore 8 years ago

Got it! Thanks Nuwan

Hannelore
Hannelore 8 years ago

what kind of moth is it Stephen?!? It looked pretty scary when I spotted it

stho002
stho002 8 years ago

The front legs are held out in a striking pose!

Hannelore
Spotted by
Hannelore

Rizal, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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