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Malayan Tiger Moth A tiger moth with clear warning colours to mark its toxicity / poisonous. Most likely a male C. malayensis which most of the species under the Cyana genus are very similar in coloration and patterns - red and white stripes with black spots and orange wing tip. These colours make them stand out but as something that should be stayed away from. <br />
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Found resting on the white wall of the lodge, attracted to the building&#039;s night lights in the tropical lowland rainforest of Tawau Hills Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).<br />
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 Cyana malayensis,Geotagged,Malaysia,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Malayan Tiger Moth

A tiger moth with clear warning colours to mark its toxicity / poisonous. Most likely a male C. malayensis which most of the species under the Cyana genus are very similar in coloration and patterns - red and white stripes with black spots and orange wing tip. These colours make them stand out but as something that should be stayed away from.

Found resting on the white wall of the lodge, attracted to the building's night lights in the tropical lowland rainforest of Tawau Hills Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).



    comments (3)

  1. Such a gorgeous moth! Posted 4 days ago
  2. Colorful! Posted 4 days ago
  3. Fantastic! <3 I love it! Posted 3 days ago

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''Cyana malayensis'' is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Palawan.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by _ChunXingWong_
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By _ChunXingWong_

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2018. Captured Jan 24, 2014 20:43 in Unnamed Road, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon PowerShot A480
  • f/3.0
  • 1/8s
  • ISO200
  • 6.6mm