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Silk Moth

Antheraea moultoni


Antheraea moultoni - a large moth of the Antheraea genus. This species is highly variable where there are various forms. Wingspan - 152 mm in length from tip to tip. Has a pair of feathery antennae and 3 pairs of thick furry legs. The ocelli (those fake eye spots) on its wings are transparent. When flying, it has a habit of flying short distances and falling upside down on the ground making it resembles a dry leaf being blown by the wind.


Found attracted to the night lights in Bombalai Jungle Lodge, Tawau Hills Park, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy: 5m diameter. Special thanks to Dr. Roger Kendrick for the species identification work. More of this spotting

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ChunXingWong 4 years ago


KimKardashan 4 years ago

Cool Moth!

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jun 6, 2014

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