Monday, December 6, 2010

Pretty Little Moth



I came across this moth in the early hours one morning two years ago in my parents' yard. It was only recently that I found out what it's called. I checked out my favourite bug site www.thaibugs.com. It's a zygaenid moth called Pidorus gemina. This was the one and only time that I came across a moth with a colouration of this kind.

10 comments:

Mildred said...

What unique colors on this moth. It really stands out against the greenery. Your photography is always so crisp Kanak. It's a joy to visit with you. Have a nice day.

Daisy said...

What a pretty moth! Lovely photo you captured of it. Looks like it was posing just for your camera. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet you! :)

lotusleaf said...

It is beautiful . I have never seen it here.

Cyren said...

WOW I love its antenna! It must be a male! And what a handsome male too! :D

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness, I've never seen a moth like that before!! But just look at those antenna, how long and feathery, amazing pictures you got! I'm LOVING this new blog!!

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for this delightful post on Pidorus gemina.

Nature Rambles said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I hope I'll come across another one like this again!

Titania said...

Hi Kanak, such a wonderful moth. The coulour is outstanding and also its feathery antennas. I do love moths best. Naturally not the ones who are partial of my cashmere sweater! I am always enchanted to find and see a very special one like this one.

Wendy said...

Interesting. I wonder if you'll ever see another one? Good that you got a pic of this one.

'Tsuki said...

Very nice indeed...