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Moth

Amata cyssea

2 Species ID Suggestions

Nine-Spotted Moth
Amata phegea Nine-spotted moth


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15 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Atul I have spotted this Moth on yesterday... and this spotting is helped me to ID it correctly... and many thanks to Anjali... for perfectly identification.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/157...

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Thank you so much bayucca,Ashish ,Anjali and Cherrey for your efforts in the id process.... i think ill go with the Amata cyssea suggestion ...thanks again :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

BTW: Doc, Many greetings from Mayur!!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Hmm... It is not Amatea phegea and I think this one is not Syntomoides imaon, which I didn't notice before, I was just looking at the Amata suggestions. In addition I think the ID on of Imaon on Wiki is also not correct:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Syntom...
I think the one on Wiki is also Amata cyssea.
Looking at several Imaons the spots are all larger and in another order. I think this link is trustable (even more on Wiki, sometimes one has to be sceptic about IDs on Wiki):
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/synt...
This is also trustable, John is an expert:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogima...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samsonso_ph...
So, that's what Imaon is looking like.
Doc, I apologize, but you might check the links and suggestions again.
I think this one is Amata cyssea! What do you think??

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Agree with Anjali and Bayucca.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Its a pity this specie cyssea not included on this page....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amata_(moth...)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Amata phegea is from Europe and eastern part to Transkaukasia, but not India. According to the link and the suggestion from Anjali I would alsosay it is Amata cyssea:
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayi...
This assuming the ID of the link is correct, what it seems to be.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Welcome.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks Again Satyen!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Truly beautiful.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks Karen!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely spot Atul!

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Nov 14, 2011

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