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Giant moths visiting here over the next few months

Stomp | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stomp contributors have been sending in photos of the tropical swallowtail moth, which have been appearing all over the island recently.

Also known as Lyssa zampa, this is a species that can be found throughout South-east Asia and visits Singapore between May and July each year.

Despite being an annual occurrence, some years see many more visitors than others.

2014 seems to be a particularly good year for the swallowtail, with several sightings reported around Singapore.

They are one of the largest moths found in Singapore, with wingspans averaging between 10 to 16 cm.

While they tend to fly around at night, they usually remain still during the day hidden by camouflage, unless disturbed.


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