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Tussock Moth

Orgyia sp.


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


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


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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SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

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

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)

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Sikkim, India

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

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