Lyssa zampa

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Lyssa zampa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Uraniidae
Genus: Lyssa
Species: L. zampa
Binomial name
Lyssa zampa
Butler, 1869
  • Nyctalemon zampa Butler, 1869
  • Nyctalemon crameri Boisduval, 1874
  • Nyctalemon najabula Moore, 1877
  • Nyctalemon docile Butler, 1877
  • Nyctalemon dilutus Röber, 1927

Lyssa zampa, which is also known as the tropical swallowtail moth or the Laos brown butterfly,[1] is a species of moth of the family Uraniidae. It can be found from Himalaya to Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.

The moth has a wingspan of 10–16 cm (3.9–6.3 in). It is most abundant from June to November depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Endospermum and other members of the rubber tree family (Euphorbiaceae).

It is usually attracted to bright lights in urban areas.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Malaysia swarmed by giant moths - BBC News". BBC News. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2015.

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