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Brahmaea wallichii Gray, 1831
Large moth with intricate designs on both the fore and the hind wings. The prominent design colours are gold, blue, black and some reddish here and there. Wingspan: 155mm.
Cold place, thick forests with rhododendrons, weeping willows, ash, etc. Altitude: 8,000ft.
This is my first Brahmid Moth spotting. I did not know at what altitude they reside. This is quite a desolate place, in the sense that there are few hamlets scattered here and there and hardly any agricultural activities. The people here simply live on tourism and some of them on yak rearing.