What is this moth?
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Carol Corbridge
(ccorbridge) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
What is this moth? on 02/10/2006 16:18:08 MST Print View

I think I got the link right this time.

Moth??

Robert Miller
(procab) - F
Re: What is this moth? on 02/10/2006 17:05:57 MST Print View

It is beautiful.

Your link problem is because the host (xs.to) won't allow the full size pic to be displayed outside of their own site. Thumbnails appear to be OK.

Robert

Edited by procab on 02/10/2006 17:17:39 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: What is this moth? on 02/10/2006 19:03:54 MST Print View

It is a Moon Moth, from the same genus as Luna Moths. I'm not sure which subspecies it is, but the genus is Actias, perhaps Actias maenas or Actias philippinica? It is most likely a male because of its feathery antennae. Do you know which country this photo was taken in? Asia? Africa? The Americas?

Edited by butuki on 02/10/2006 19:42:09 MST.

Robert Miller
(procab) - F
Re: Re: What is this moth? on 02/10/2006 19:23:19 MST Print View

Miguel,

In another forum she posted:


I saw this on the steps of the Old Palace in Laung PraBaung, Laos. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Thanks, Carol

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: What is this moth? on 02/10/2006 19:41:14 MST Print View

Yep, it's the Actias maenas, quite common in Southeast Asia. Carol, I saw your photos on John Cody's moth gallery. Now I'm a little confused... (^J^)

Carol Corbridge
(ccorbridge) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Male Malaysian Moon Moth on 02/11/2006 18:30:59 MST Print View

Hi Miguel,
I posted this ID question in 3 or 4 places and someone at John Cody answered first. I had posted in the unidentified catagory there. After getting the ID, I reposted in the right area for the moon moth.

Wow, I'm really pleased to have seen this in Laos! It was a good 5" across and maybe 6" long if you count the tails.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this.

Happy Trails