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Small moth about 25mm across. With big antennae. Bat like face on close-up.


Spotted inside house at night.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cocoa Tussock Moth
Orgyia postica Cocoa Tussock Moth (Orgyia postica) · iNaturalist

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MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 6 years ago

Congrats for your spot of the day shot!
As I spotted what I think to be the same species of Moth, in South of France, I posted it too (
Funnily I saw it outside, not far from a river, on the ground (alive).
Hope it helps to find out what kind of moth it is exactly.

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Gilma and LasseOksanen

LasseOksanen 6 years ago

Awesome!!! Congrats!

Congratulations on the SOTD, sunnyjosef. Beautiful antennas!!

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Marta, Barbara, Sigg, Dilan and Cief Red earth...

Congratulations Sunny! Its a wonderful close-up!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Great macro series!!, Congrats sunny!

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago

Nice images! The antennae are really interesting. Makes me wonder what the evolutionary benefit to them is.

BarbaraSing 6 years ago

Awesome shots. Well done on Moth of the week.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Congratulations! I love the antennae :-)

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Yasser and all my friends at project noah for selecting this... It really is an honor to be associated with you. And thank you beaker98 and Lauren for your great comments!!

beaker98 6 years ago

Congrats and fantastic photos!

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Congratulations Josef, amazing moth how it holds its antennae straight up. Makes it looks like a long-eared bat from the front! :))

Yasser 6 years ago

Congrats Sunny! This awesome close-up was chosen as a Moth Week Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and we look forward to seeing what you find next!


sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Maria..

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Especially like the 4th photo!

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you so much venusflytrap2000..

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great macro, sunny!

sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Leuba...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

What a cute moth ! I agree, a bat came to mind straightaway. Great set of pics, Sunny. Thanks for sharing this.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 8, 2014
Submitted on Jul 9, 2014

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