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Old Dec 12, 2010, 3:54 AM   #1
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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.


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Old Dec 12, 2010, 6:47 AM   #2
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Beautiful...peaceful and beautiful...thanks Raghu...
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What a strange and beautiful bug. I believe it's one of many noctuidae family of moths.

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstat...late=27&sort=h
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Thanks for the reference, Saly. This closely resembles enigmogramma basigera.
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Strange bug - great photo!
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