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Raghu Dec 12, 2010 3:54 AM

What bug is this?
I found this on the leaf of the basil plant. I was wondering whether this was a moth or a cocoon of a moth, for it lay motionless and I too did not want to poke a stick and disturb it. When I checked about 15 minutes later, it had gone. So, I presume it was a moth.

How it looks from the other side.


LTZ470 Dec 12, 2010 6:47 AM

Beautiful...peaceful and beautiful...thanks Raghu...

saly Dec 12, 2010 3:50 PM

What a strange and beautiful bug. I believe it's one of many noctuidae family of moths.


Raghu Dec 12, 2010 7:44 PM

Thanks for the reference, Saly. This closely resembles enigmogramma basigera.

BackyardPermaculture Dec 12, 2010 9:52 PM

Strange bug - great photo!

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