Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Last year during rainy season I found this caterpillar of Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orvasca species, Nygmiini, Lymantriinae, Erebidae). I captured it using Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds DSLR Camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens fitted with Olympus STF-8 Twin Flash. The Lymantriinae (formerly called the Lymantriidae) are … Read more Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Red-Headed Hairy Caterpillar

Red-Headed Hairy Caterpillar

I captured this Red-headed hairy caterpillar (Amsacta albistriga)using the Canon EOS 5DS R camera mounted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Illuminated with my LumiQuest SoftBox III fitted on Godox Ving V860C II E-TTL Li-ion Camera Flash. Red-headed hairy caterpillar (Amsacta albistriga) is a polyphagous devastating pest of rainfed crops. Moths emerge from … Read more Red-Headed Hairy Caterpillar

Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Wasp Moth - Euchromia polymena

I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Panasonic Lumix FZ-200 Camera at Gurupur. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous wasp. It utilizes this act of mimicry to put off potential predators who are familiar with the wasp’s sting. This colorful … Read more Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

Fruit Piercing Moth

This beautiful moth is a fruit-piercing moth (Noctuidae: Calpinae [sometimes included in subfamily Ophiderinae or Catocalinae]) in the genus Eudocima. There are several similar looking species in India, but I believe this one is probably Eudocima hypermnestra. I found this moth on a broomstick near the window inside my house. It was quite camouflaged in … Read more Fruit Piercing Moth

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