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Magpie Moth

Abraxas sp.


This one is also a giant moth, that's over 80 mm. It also has a long protruding hind part, which is very prominent. The body is not yellow like that of othe Magpie Moths. This's largest specimen I've witnessed.

1 Species ID Suggestions

vijaybarve 6 years ago
Abraxas Moth
Abraxas Abraxas (moth)

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Vijay. Compared to other Abraxas this particular spotting has a wingspan of 100 mm! Whereas, those posted just preceding to this and even those posted on 3rd Dec 2014 are in the range of 50-60 mm. And also a long pointed part from the tail-end, may be a male organ, is jutting out that we can see, which it quickly withdrew when disturbed. None of the other spottings demonstrated this.

vijaybarve 6 years ago

I too spotted similar moth in Gangtok in November

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks Sergio for the like, but take a closer look, this's different!

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Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Sep 1, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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