Friday, 16 April 2010

Is This the Katrina Kaif of Handmaiden Moths?

Handmaiden Moth Euchromia polymena (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym : Euchromia elegantissima Wallengren, 1861) EUCHROMIINI , CTENUCHINAE , ARCTIIDAE. Photographed in my local wetland patch ('Ketha'), Bomiriya, Sri Lanka. This was photographed using Canon EOS 40D with Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro lens. Handheld and no flash. ISO160, 1/100, f5.6.


Tabib said...

What a beauty and lovely colour.
Moth in a day light?

Lady divine said...


Like I say, you always get lucky..:)

Stuart Price said...

Wow that's one weird moth, does it look like a wasp to fool predators?

Amila Suwa said...

Hi Tabib,
Not all moths are night flyers.

Hi LD,
I do, I do :)
Luck plays a major role in our line of work.

This one indeed mimic wasps for that purpose.

Me-shak said...

wow, I love the bright colors!
Looking forward for more!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fantastic creature. Imitating a wasp - cool stuff

Amila Suwa said...

Thank you shak and K,
Mimicry in nature is a fascinating affair.

JRandSue said...

Stunning shot.

Sunita Mohan said...

Great photo, Amila!
Looks like we posted about the Handmaiden at almost the same time.
Katrina Kaif? Hmmmm... no, I dont think she has that sheer in-your-face flamboyance that the Handmaiden does.

Dee said...

I do believe it is! So pretty!

Offthebeatentrack said...

Lovely, lovely shot and creature. Is it a diurnal moth?

Mel said...

Hola Amila,
What an amazing photo!!! Such vibrant colors!

santhoshi said...

Love the post header too!

Amila Suwa said...

Thank you all!
I have been away with no Internet for quite a while. I hope to update this blog soon. OBT: This is a diurnal species.

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