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Malaysian Moon Moth

Actias maenas

Description:

In the family Saturniidae

Habitat:

Disturbed bamboo forest

Notes:

Spotted by forest ranger at rest, as seen in 2nd picture. The biggest Moth I've ever seen in the wild!

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41 Comments (1–25)

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 9 years ago

Wow, amazing so beautiful !!

debbie.young.7906
debbie.young.7906 9 years ago

What beautiful colors!

Uday
Uday 9 years ago

gorgeous!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

woooow!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Wow Craig...what a beauty!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!!! Fascinating!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Right on buddy!!!! great sighting! You must have been so excited. Congrats on the highlight in the blog!!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Craig, this stunning moth has been chosen to represent Asia in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/

Lovely and colorful!!!!

Hans.New
Hans.New 9 years ago

wonderful

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

Beautiful!

FlorenceSeet
FlorenceSeet 10 years ago

Absolutely lovely!

Randall Lee
Randall Lee 10 years ago

Unlike anything I've ever seen before...a truly beautiful creature! thx so much for sharing...:)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Malaysia doesn't have to invent any designs, just take them off their wildlife. I have never seen anything like this before!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

The banner cut off the end of the moths wings when there were two pictures so I've uploaded the second photo, showing how the moth was first spotted at rest in a new spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/775...

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 10 years ago

Beautiful!(Did you delete the 2nd picture? Because there is only one)

EricEllison
EricEllison 10 years ago

great find

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

congrats

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Congrats on a well deserved STOD Craig!

ErinGorman
ErinGorman 10 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

DesiréeNash
DesiréeNash 10 years ago

wow so amazing!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congratulations craigwilliams on the spotting of the day.

JasonMcilrath
JasonMcilrath 10 years ago

sweet

Cindy Mead
Cindy Mead 10 years ago

incredible!

Stunning color and in perfect condition. Amazing sighting !!!

craigwilliams
Spotted by
craigwilliams

จังหวัดลำปาง, Thailand

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Oct 11, 2011

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