If butterflies come during the day, late afternoons and the
evenings are for the moths! And it's like getting to see an
entirely new species everyday.
I'd never seen a hummingbird moth on my blooms before. Of
late, this striking one has been coming to the coleus blooms.
It does look like a small bird. It has a green body with a
red band across the abdomen. Tufts of hair from the abdomen
look like feathers. The wings are clear. It keeps hovering
all the time, going from bloom to bloom so this photo doesn't
do full justice to it. I hope I can take better ones later.
A variety of tiger moth asota caricae. This one is
known to be a pest of the papaya plant.
The Mung Bean moth or the Bean Pod borer Maruca vitrata. I
found this on the ceiling of the corridor. Googling, I found out
that the caterpillars of this species are agricultural pests. They
feed inside developing seedpods of beans and peas.
Haven't been able to identify this one. Found it on a croton leaf
one afternoon in February.
These fuzzy white ones love nightfall!
A white moth with transparent wings...on a gardenia leaf. I
think (after a lot of googling), it belongs to the Leucoma sp.
but I don't know the exact name.
These are just a few of the many that keep coming. The wings
may look dull but several of them reveal gorgeous colouring
when the wings are open for take-off. It'll be interesting to
see what variety of moth this evening will bring.
2 years ago