Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For real? If you see a white moth, the spirit of a loved one is visiting you

 For real? If you see a white moth, the spirit of a loved one is visiting you
STOMPer Monica thinks this white moth she saw in her room last night (June 30) could be a spirit of a loved one visiting her at home.

Said the STOMPer:

"This white moth was flying around my room last night!

"Usually they are either brown or black.

"I've never seen a white moth before.

"Does anybody know its name?

"Some people believe that moths are spirits of your close ones visiting."

 For real? If you see a white moth, the spirit of a loved one is visiting you

While I've never seen this species of moth before, I for one do not see the need to ascribe the presence of moths to supernatural forces.

Update: I did a bit of checking, and my guess is that the moth pictured is a species of swallowtail moth (F. Uraniidae) known as Urapteroides astheniata. This is a species that is widely distributed across Asia and tropical Australasia, from the northeastern Himalayas in India to New Guinea and Queensland in Australia.

Urapteroides astheniata (Uraniidae)
(Photo by yakovlev.alexey)

HCBG_20090418_002
(Photo by tfri_ycsen)

4 comments:

Mikko said...

I got one visiting me at home too after my Closed ones pass away after 7th day. Check out my photo at facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=320793927949958&set=a.221724051190280.68220.100000580612076&type=1&theater

Amelie Yap said...

can i have the name of this moth?

Ivan said...

Amelie: Went to check some references and managed to identify the moth! See the updated post. =)

thezorro said...

This seldom seen moth also visited my home just few weeks back.