Saturday, August 8, 2009

So beautiful, but what is this mystery insect?

So beautiful, but what is this mystery insect?
This bizarre - but rather cute - creepy-crawly was spotted by STOMPer Goh. Unusually, it appears to have only four legs, as compared to other insects which have six.

Here's what the STOMPer had to say of his unique find:

"I spotted this beautiful and strange insect on my main door. I stay in Lorong 1 Toa Payoh.

"It appears to have only 4 legs, and was about 2 cm in length.

"These pictures were taken on Aug 7 at about 6:30 pm."

So beautiful, but what is this mystery insect?
So beautiful, but what is this mystery insect?

I think it's some sort of moth, although I have no idea as to which species it could possibly be. The coloration of its wings gives me the impression that this is a species that hides amongst vegetation, where the coloration makes it blend in with the leaves.

As for the number of legs, I'm pretty sure that there's another pair hidden by the wings.

1 comment:

Federick Ho said...

Hi
That is a strange looking moth.
I live in Toa Payoh too.