Unkown moth
Location: Sapporo, Japan
June 6, 2011 2:36 am
While with my dog outside, I found these two marvellous specimens of moth side by side on the ground. I’d like to say they’re Leopard Moths, but they lack the characteristic spots and their legs are far hairier. While handling them, one of them excreted a mildly foul orange liquid as well. Do you have any info that could help me identify these cool little beasts?
Signature: R.H.

Unknown Moths

Dear R.H.,
We believe these are some species of Royal Moth in the subfamily Ceratocampinae, but we are unable to confirm that at the moment.  We are contacting Bill Oehlke to see if he is able to provide us with any information.  Our readership might also write in to provide an identification.

Bill Oehlke Responds
Hi Daniel,
Image you sent is not a Saturniidae species. Don’t have time for a closer look right now.

Unknown Moth

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Location: Japan

2 Responses to Unknown Moths from Japan

  1. mardikavana says:

    This butterfly belongs to genus Cerura but I don’t know what species. I am attaching a picture of Cerura vinula what habits Europe. http://www.hlasek.com/cerura_vinula_ae6538.html

  2. lttlechkn says:

    Looks to be Cerura vinnula. It is listed as a species that inhabits Japan here http://www.focusonnature.com/JapanButterfliesList.htm


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