The Cyclosia Midamia is a moth. It is extremely fascinating considering its defense mechanism. It disguises itself to look like a butterfly called the blue crown. It secretes a liquid that can be extremely poisonous and sometimes deadly. It can seriously harm humans. They excrete this out of their legs. Though unlike the Monarch butterfly, and so many others the Cyclosia Midamia Produces its own poison made out of the chemical compound cyanide. If a human ingests or touches enough Cyadine they could become seriously injured, and even die. So though these moths aren't pretty on the outside they are on the inside. But don't touch.
- Cyclosia midamia alcathoe Jordan, 1907
- Cyclosia midamia dolosa Jordan, 1907 (Java)
- Cyclosia midamia padangana Jordan, 1907 (Sumatra)
- Cyclosia midamia submaculans Walker, 1859 (Singapore)
- Cyclosia midamia trepsichrois Butler, 1883 (Nias)
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