Moth or Kupu-kupu

>> Friday, March 20, 2009

I rarely saw a striking moth in my surroundings but not this one I found resting on the house wall one day . Its beautiful patterns and look alike eyes are well formed. It is much closer to a butterfly I think. Since it has a feathery antennae I assumed it is a moth as butterfly's antennae is thin and slender.

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Anonymous March 20, 2009 7:19 PM  

Looking in the butterfly/moth book, this might be a Cynthia moth, one of the giant silk moths.

Frances at Fairegarden

FJL March 20, 2009 7:34 PM  

When I searched the net for the Cynthia Moth, it really looks like it. Thanks for the good info, else I just end up admiring an unknown species of moth. Am following you now..:)

Bangchik and Kakdah March 20, 2009 7:50 PM  

You are lucky to see butterflies. Where I am living, the only butterfly regularly visiting our garden is the little yellow one... I dont know its name.

FJL March 20, 2009 7:55 PM  

Bangchik and Kakdah : Next time you capture it on pics then let the fellow bloggers help. See I didnt know the moth name for this one, but luckily Frances of Fairegarden has so much info with it. Thanks again Frances.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) March 21, 2009 3:25 AM  

It is a lovely moth, FJL. I'm glad you've had some help in identifying. Glad you shared your photo!

FJL March 21, 2009 7:02 PM  

Yeah I wish more butterflies and moths visiting my garden now Jan. Always admiring your pictures, I think its time for me to have a better camera and learn a few skills of capturing pictures.:)

Sue April 04, 2009 9:57 AM  

That is a lovely moth. I didn't know what kind it was, but I knew you were right in saying that its antennae showed it to be a moth.

Your chicken and pumpkin in the next post look yummy!

FJL April 05, 2009 10:50 AM  

Sue : Perhaps it knew that I want a new post for my entry and there she was waiting for me to capture her..And a good species name was she.
Thanks for the pumpkin compliment, it just a so so lunch :)..

Ankur Chakravarthy November 16, 2010 7:12 PM  

This one appears to be Attacus atlas, or the Atlas moth , which happens to be one of the largest moths in the world and the largest in terms of body mass, with the largest in wingspan being South America's Thysania agrippina and the one with the largest wing area being Cosdinoscera hercules from Australia.

PS - Butterflies are identified by means of knobs at the ends of their antennae.

Ankur Ravinarayana Chakravarthy.

FJL November 17, 2010 11:34 PM  

Ankur Ravinarayana,
When I wikied the attacus moth, wow its really it and the biggest moth in the world happened to be in my garden. The female one is much bigger and I think this one was a female moth. Thanks for the info and Thanks for stopping by.


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