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Tussock Moth

Orgyia sp.

Description:

Violet coloured moth with brown patterns on the wings. Furry.

Habitat:

Sitting on the richly coloured wall of the monastery near the tourist town of Ravangla, Sikkim.

Notes:

October is not the best time for moth-ing and it was raining too, yet I did get to photograph some moths I had not seen before. Apart from the lily moth Polytela I have not seen a moth in this colour. Can anyone tell me its name, please?

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4 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you Riyan...I am glad you like it. Moths can be very pretty.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you, Mark. I donot know how I missed seeing your comment.

I love the violet on its wings. Very eye catching.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Erebidae..> ?Orgyia sp. (Tussock moth)

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Sikkim, India

Spotted on Oct 11, 2016
Submitted on Oct 20, 2016

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