Photographer's Note

Painted Handmaiden Moth (Euchromia polymena) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It was described by Linnaeus in 1758. It is found in India and south-eastern Asia, as well as on Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines.[1] It is also present in the northern part of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Adults have black wings with three large orange patches and two small blue marks on the forewings.
The larvae feed on Ipomoea species. They are orange with bands of black and brown hairs.

Few days ago this moth cme into my house roamed around and settled on a plant in my garden.

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  • Copyright: Joseph Mappilacherry (chiefredearth) (25)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-08 21:11
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