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Upside-down Moth

Urapteroides astheniata


The moth's wings are pale cream with numerous brown streaks and are 60-76mm in length.


They occur over much of south-east Asia, from India to Fiji, including Borneo, Hong Kong, India, New Guinea, Singapore, and the tropical north of Australia including Queensland.


I discovered it outside, resting against a concrete wall near a street light.

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Grabs a year ago

Hi, Arne.roysland thanks for the information. I looked for the species' common name but only found the SN, so thanks a lot. Also, I apologize for my mistake; I didn't see what was put inside the parenthesis; my apologies. I'm going to change the common name and the mission assigned, thank you once more :D

arne.roysland a year ago

Some plces in the Philippines it is called Upside Down Moth.

arne.roysland a year ago

Hi Grabs! Butterflies and moths are in the same order Lepidoptera. So perhaps instead of mission "Insects of the Philippines (other than butterflies)" it is better to use "WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity".

Grabs a year ago

Thank you for the comment Francis Floe :)

Francis Floe
Francis Floe a year ago

Beautiful moth! The black spots on the tip of its hindwing look like tiny hearts.

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Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on May 10, 2021
Submitted on Apr 29, 2022

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