13 Jul '11, 6am

@mintea @jolantru Tropical swallowtail moth, Lyssa zampa. @sivasothi keeps records of sightings!

In May 2005, Singapore witnessed the widespread occurrence of adult Lyssa zampa , the large, nocturnal white-striped moth known variously as the "Tropical Swallowtail Moth"and the "Giant Uranid Moth". I recalled incidents from my youth when these large moths used to appear seasonally in Singapore on damp nights. Veteran biologist Kok Oi Yee, agreed, saying the moth used to appear in large numbers in Singapore back in the 1960's and she was sure it used to happened between May to July.

Full article: http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/index.php?entry=/nature/201...

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