Friends in My Garden- 37

Moths Are Beautiful!

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Indian owlet moth (Spirama retorta)

Moths are as beautiful as butterflies, no doubt. There are so many colourful moths around that are even prettier than butterflies.

Today, I am sharing pictures of a few of my garden friends. They may not be colourful; my stress is on their designer wings.

Moths are generally nocturnal. These moths are photographed in my garden, in the evening hours,  resting on the wall or ground.

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A Noctuid Moth (Ischyja sp:)
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Geometer moth (Semiothisa emersaria)

 

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Noctuid Moth (Bastilla crameri)

Friends in My Garden- 28

Colourful Moths

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Wasp moth

Presenting two moths today. Moths are generally dull in appearance but here are two exceptions.

Wasp moth (Amata passalis)  is very colourful with orange and black bands on the abdomen and orangish spots on the wings. The pictures were clicked on my terrace. This moth is reported to be seen in S. India and Sri Lanka.

Another brightly coloured moth, found in the same geographical region is commonly known as Footman moth (Nepita conferta). The antennae of this species are highly branched and has a feathery appearance.

I located him on my backyard tree, relaxing and allowed me to take many pictures.

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Another view of wasp moth
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Footman moth
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Footman moth- another image