Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blue Moth


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Indonesia. When i saw this moth fly in my front yard, there was nothing special for me to take the photo of it. I saw it had a blackish green out side with some white small circles around its wing. But when it revealed its body as the photo above, i said...wow, this moth really had a hidden beauty.




From the discussion that follows in http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/ it is very likely that this species is from the genus Cyclosia with species name is Cyclosia panthona.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon : (Moths)
Superfamily : Zygaenoidea
Family : Zygaenidae (Leaf Skeletonizer Moths)
Genus: Cyclosia
Species: Cyclosia panthona (Stoll, 1781)

Reference:
http://eol.org/pages/375243/overview


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