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Cucumber moth

Koh Samui, Thailand

Also known as the melon moth or pumpkin moth.
The female is waving her flowerlike tail 'calling' males by emitting a pheromone from
glands in her abdomen.

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Genus: Diaphania
Species: Diaphania indica

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