Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bird Dropping Moth (Ponometia sp.), Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This moth is from the family of Noctuidae under genus of Ponometia.

This moth has the appearance like a bird dropping. It has white back ground color of head, thorax and wings with some dark grey and black marks. The legs have white and dark brown bands. The length from head to tip of wings is about 10mm. 

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Noctuoidea
Family : Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Subfamily : Acontiinae
Tribe : Acontiini
Genus : Ponometia

References:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/83827/tree


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