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Permai Rainforest Resort, Santubong Peninsula North of Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA

Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 2nd December 2018

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

This huge Moth was captured at the Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, Malaysian Borneo

I got a visitor last night. :D It ended up on the curtain, then I managed to 'move' it back outside.

Her name is Lyssa Zampa :P

It's wingspan is about 10-12cm i think

one of the biggest moth I've ever seen


This one made it to EXPLORE :) Thanks everyone!

An incredibly large moth, belonging to the Uraniidae family. One of the (many) insects that had us essentially in hysterics on arriving at Danum...


@ Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo


Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 2nd December 2018

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

An optical illusion called Mach Band may be the reason why moths circle light source

Urania Moth (Lyssa zampa) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photographed on 7 July 2005.

Insecta, Lepidoptera.

Uraniidae, Uraniinae

Lyssa zampa


Lion's Nature Education Centre, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Insecta: Lepidoptera

Uraniidae, Uraniinae

Lyssa zampa


Chuk Yeung Road, Shan Liu, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Then you are sure to find one of many spectacular moths of Hong Kong, Lyssa zampa, which is also known as the tropical swallowtail moth or the Laos brown butterfly.



This one was deep in the forest cover.


But if you think that is a cool moth, then check these out (from a collection):



Tropical swallowtail moth;

Lyssa zampa;

About 120 mm wingspan;


is a species of moth of the family Uraniidae. It can be found from Himalaya to Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.


The moth has a wingspan of 100–160 mm. The moth is most abundant from June to November depending on the location.


The larvae feed on Endospermum and other members of the rubber tree family (Euphorbiaceae).

Photo by Lawrance Wong, 24 May 2005[10 photos]: Woodlands Drive 73 - "There were 2 such moths in my house at the same time and they were alive and made my wife scream!"


For more news about the moth, see Habitatnews




Huge moth on Mount Alab, Sabah

Damaged wings, missing middle pair of legs.


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Tropical Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa), Bomdila (Arunachal)

Lysa zampa outside Life Sciences Lab 7, NUS S2-03, 11 Jun 2010 [N. Sivasothi]

Taken in Pat Sin Leng, really large wingspan (close to 20cm).

Copyright (C) 2012 Charles A Heikkinen


Canon EOS 30D with Canon 100-400 zoom @ 105 mm; 1/160 sec; f8; ISO 800; AV mode; hand-held

Lyssa zampa at residence in Toh Guan Road, 17 Mar 2012 [Alvin Chan Peng Siang]

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