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Beautiful Cyana

Cyana bellissima (Moore, 1878)

Description:

Legs are black and white. Wing length: 28 mm.

Habitat:

Bamboo, cherry, pine and other forests. Cool to warm place. Altitude: 1,700 m.

Notes:

This moth was spotted under our terrace light.

1 Species ID Suggestions

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago
Lichen moth
Cyana sp. Cyana


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16 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Hi, KarenPuracan you wanted to see its wings open, pl check my latest post which shows its ventral aspect.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks armadeus.4 for the appreciation.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Milind for the comments.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing :)

milind girdhari
milind girdhari 6 years ago

Very wonderful !

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks MartinL and Bhagya for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Johan, IvanPancic, venusflytrap2000, Studen, MahabaleshwaraB, dotun55, Reza, Rubens, LindaAlisto, beaker98, Marta, Nuwan, Nebeto, Billo and nrvero for making this beauty favourite. Thanks guys once again!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks bayucca for studying it. Could this be then a new species?

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

KarenPuracan, I've witnessed it fly, but then it's a blurrrr, however as soon as it settles on to a spot it closes its wings immediately. There's therefore, no hope of it keeping its wings open and we getting a chance to observe it!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks dotun55 for the comment, ID and the refs. My posting dated Jan 11, 2024 (Cyana bianca) looks similar, but admixture of that yellow band in this species! I just loved it.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, Cyana sp., but I did not find a perfect match.

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Here's an African species >> http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/284...

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Beautiful!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

I would love to see it with the wings open! WOW! Love it.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Yes MahabaleshwaraB, I agree with you. Nature is the greatest artist! Thanks anyway.

MahabaleshwaraB
MahabaleshwaraB 6 years ago

wonderful, manually painted like..........

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 10, 2014

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