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Ganesh's Lappet Moth

Trabala ganesha

Description:

About 28 mm in body length, this is one of the larger Trabala Lappet Moth species. This is a female and female Trabalas are always larger than the males. Being green with a brown heart-shaped mark on the wing makes it look like a leaf with a dried blotch.

"chinstrap"
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Habitat:

Tropical lowland rainforest of Tawau Hills Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy: 10m. This is my 726th spotting and my 8th SOTD. Sorry for not uploading any spottings for almost a year. I would also like to greet everyone a Happy National Moth Week! The entomologist Roepke that described this species along with several other Trabala species named them after Asian deities and mythical beings such as Ganesh, Krishna, Garuda, and Hantu. Dan's spotting of it http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/238...

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11 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Thank you very much Daniele for the SOTD!
Thank you for the praises too, Mark, Kostas, Felix.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Congrats, Chun.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos a year ago

Congratulations!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Good one CXW. Congrats.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Chun, we could not leave this magnificent moth without some form of recognition. It is our Spotting of the Day!

Are you mothed-out since last week? We're not! We received so many great submissions and couldn't do justice to them all. So this fantastic female Ganesh's Lappet Moth (Trabala ganesha, family Lasiocampidae) is our Spotting of the Day! Project Noah ranger Chun Xing Wong writes: "Entomologist W. K. J. Roepke described this species along with several other Trabala species, and named them after deities and mythical beings such as Ganesh, Krishna, Garuda, and Hantu".

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Lovely spotting Chun and great info. Thanks.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Thanks Leanne. This is definitely an amazing place where AlbertKang and DanDoucette have spotted many amazing things. Just keep your eyes and camera ready all the time, wildlife are all around you.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

What a magnificent moth. I'm soon to visit this beautiful place, I can't wait. I hope I'm fortunate as you in my spotting's Chun.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a year ago

Thanks Graham and Daniele.
Having a couple of months holiday now so I can resume uploading new spottings :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Nice to have you back Chun :-)

Graham Monroe
Graham Monroe a year ago

Wow what a beautiful moth!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 23, 2017

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