A moth from Sat Tal

By Abhijit Menon-Sen <>

Here's a very distinctive-looking moth I photographed near Sat Tal lake in Uttarakhand in September 2009.

Moth photograph

I don't know what species it is.

Update (2010-05-10): My friend Swati tells me it's a Cyana sp. (which means I still don't know what species it is :-).

Update (2017-06-02): Seven years later, Sanjay Sondhi of The Titli Trust identified my moth at a glance as Cyana belissima. Thank you, Sanjay!