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Clethrogyna turbata moth

Clethrogyna turbata


Accordingly to The Moths of Borneo (, the female is flightless, with vestigial wings. Their cocoon is interestingly, full of potholes. Here is such cocoon I spotted on 130728:


Found this newly eclosed tussock moth on Chinese arborvitae around 1.30 pm. I've seen caterpillars of this moth often on all sorts of plants; and at times, concrete walls.

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1 Comment

ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Those black lumps on it's back are very strange.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013


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