Monday, April 19, 2021
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Fascellina clausaria

Recorded width: 35mm height:15mm  Nest, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

 

I find this moth very fascinating especially when viewed from this angle. The curled up forewings at the costal margin look three dimensional, making them look like rolled up dead leaves. The dark gradients give an impression of the hollow of a curled leaf.

Fascellina clausaria 

 

This same moth when viewed from the top - the frontwing costal margin is pushed upwards as the hind wings rest on the ground.

Fascellina clausaria

 

Another specimen of the moth from the top view.

 Fascellina clausaria

 

 

Comparison of the F. clausaria and F. plagiata which at first glance could be mistaken for each other Fascellina plagiata