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Yellow Tussock Moth

Euproctis sp.

Habitat:

Found chilling on the chair

Notes:

If I directly use light on it, the moth looks completely white in the photo so I used dimmer light or no light at all. That's why the photo quality is not clear. I'm not sure what species it is. It's probably Euproctis lutea or Euproctis varians, or neither of them.

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2 Comments

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 9 months ago

Hello John B. I'm extremely thankful for your help. The links you gave me are helpful and they're pretty similar to my photos, but I've found so many species that look extremely alike to each other and have the same geographic range. It's almost impossible to find the exact species with my blurry photos. I'll keep this spotting at genus level just to be sure. Thanks anyways John B!

John B.
John B. 9 months ago

Hi Francis Floe, your specimen might be Euproctis varians (Walker, 1855),
I am not entirely sure, but here is some reference material if you want to have a look:
http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/164...
http://www.geocities.ws/notodontidae/lym...
http://www.geocities.ws/notodontidae/lym...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nygmiini
John B.

Francis Floe
Spotted by
Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 27, 2021
Submitted on Dec 7, 2021

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