Morni Wildlife (Insects): Day flying ‘Tiger-striped’ Moth

Day flying ‘Tiger-striped’ Moth – Episteme adulatrix: A brightly coloured day flying moth with a tiger-striped orange-black abdomen that can easily be confused with a butterfly. The non-clubbed antennae and the stout abdomen are the give-aways that tell you that it’s a moth and not a butterfly.

Day flying  Moth -Episteme adulatrix, Mandana, Morni Hills (July, 2014)
Day flying ‘Tiger-striped’ Moth – Episteme adulatrix, Mandana, Morni Hills (July, 2014)

Acknowledgement:

The moth was identified by Sh. Sanjay Sondhi, a Dehradun based Naturalist.