I don't know the name but I'm sure it is a MOTH and not a butterfly. Moths are often covered in hairs like this. It certainly has a good camouflage to live on a tree.
Your first photo is good, and it is interesting to see the antennae spread upwards as it begins to fly away.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-04 6:55]
This is a species of moth and could either belong to the family Notodontiidae, Lasiocampiidae or Lymantriidae.
That is all I can do to help you with the ID but it isn't much. otherwise both images give a fine presentation of the species and should enble an expert on the moths of India to give you the ID.
TFS and best regards,
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-08-04 7:51]
Very interesting the diptic you present us.
I like the possibility to know how it looks like when in rest and when ready to flight.
I'm sorry I cant help with the ID.
Well done and thanks for share.
My best regards,
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-08-04 10:45]
there are more moth species than butterflies. more than half of them yet be identified. this could be one of them. but thankyou for your documentation work. this could be help ful if somebody gets the ID. i have captured one like this but with different coloration in lalbagh. let me find it in my files and post it soon. tfs.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2008-08-05 1:21]
Buena presentación de esta polilla que nos muestras con mucho detalle, curiosas antenas, siento no poder ayudarte en la ID, saludos
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-08-05 2:33]
Buen documento, luces y colores pero solamente en la toma de la parte izquierda jeje.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi
- mickey (324)
- [2008-08-05 3:09]
Nice shot and perhaps looks like a moth family as mentioned by experts. Vignesh
- san (166)
- [2008-08-05 3:10]
Looks like family of moth. But difficult to point out. May be someone can identify. Good work. SAN
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-08-05 5:00]
i am back from vacation of two weeks, This insect looks like some hawk moth but i am not sure about the species. The first picture looks better then the second one, adding to the dof value could have resulted in better results,
Keep on shooting
tfs & regards