Merry Christmas (Eve) From a Very Festive Christmas Moth!

Merry Christmas (Eve) From a Very Festive Christmas Moth!


Clethrophora distincta

photo via: http://lepi.sakura.ne.jp

Habitat: Taiwan, Korea, Japan
Status: Not Listed

With pine green forewings and deep red hindwings, this moth of the Nolidae family called Clethrophora distincta is the perfect mascot for Christmas. It kind of looks like a Christmas tree when its red hindwings are tucked underneath, too! It’s the ultimate Christmas moth.

Merry X-mas Eve everyone!

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  • Iva

    Merry Christmas!

  • Emily Marie Haft

    There is a very similar species that I saw in Costa Rica.