Top 10 Most Beautiful Moths in The World

Take a glimpse at the “Top Ten” loveliest and most brilliantly-colored moths in the world.

1.) Texas Wasp Moth (Horama panthalon)

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This winged creature is definitely one of the most brilliantly colored and most beautiful moths in the world. It is commonly called Texas Wasp Moth that can be found in North and South America. Compared to most moth species, it is differently structured and mimics a paper wasp species of the genus Polistes.

2.) Garden Tiger Moth (Actia caja)

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This moth is beautiful but it is deadly. The brightly colored Garden Tiger Moth with wingspan of up to 65 mm has varied wing designs. Its vibrant coloration serves as a warning to predators because its body fluids are poisonous.

3.) Scarlet Tiger Moth (Callimorpha dominula)

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The Scarlet Tiger Moth is definitely a contender for the most brilliantly colored moths in the world. This colorful moth can be found in Europe and western and central Asia. This pretty moth can occur in rare color forms, one with yellow hindwings and body and one with extended black on hindwings.

4.) Alcides agathyrsus

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Blue-colored animals are simply stunning like the lovely looking Alcides agathyrsus, a moth species that can be found from Indonesia to New Guinea. This impressively pretty moth is mimicked by Papilio laglaizei.

5.) Brahmin Moth (Brahmaea wallichii)

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Take a close look at those beautiful designs and patterns. They are simply spectacular which makes the Brahmaea wallichii one of the most intricately patterned moths in the world. At a glance it can be mistaken for a unique species of bird. It can be found India, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Japan.

6.) Croker’s Frother (Amerila crockery)

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This moth is perfectly and brightly colored. It is commonly known as Croker’s Frother and can be found in New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. This pretty winged creature with a wingspan of up 50 mm can be found also in New Guinea and New Britain.

7.) Small Emperor Moth (Pavonia pavonia)

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The Small Emperor Moth is a beautiful and colorful moth. This moth is distinct for the eye-spots in all of its wings. It can be found in the Palearctic region.   The male species of Small Emperor Moth flies during the day from April to June in search for females. Females of this species are nocturnal.

8.) Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus)

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The beautiful and colorful Madagascan Sunset Moth is one of the few day-flying moths. This impressive moth is considered to be one of the most sought after and most impressive in the world. It is also known simply as Sunset Moth and has a wingspan of up to centimeters.

9.) Luna Moth (Actias luna)

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The saying “Simplicity is beauty” goes well with the Luna Moth. Not so brightly colored but it looks pretty and attractive. It can be found in North America and is regarded as one of the largest in the continent with a wingspan of up to 4.5 inches. This uniquely-shaped and lime-green moth belongs to the Saturniinae subfamily.

10.) Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis)

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This colorful insect named Hornet Moth is a large bulky moth which is a brilliant natural imitation of a hornet. We all know for a fact that hornets are dangerous creatures because of their painful stings but the Hornet Moth is absolutely harmless. This lovely-looking moth is also known as Hornet Clearwing.

See also

 *Butterflies and Moths: The Good and the Bad + Amazing Facts

 *World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Moths

 *World’s Most Beautiful and Colorful Butterflies

 *World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Butterflies Two

 *Top 10 Most Beautiful Caterpillars

 *14 Interesting Facts About Caterpillars

 *Fantastic and Unique Shapes of Caterpillar

 *The 20 Most Toxic Caterpillars in the World


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17 Responses to “Top 10 Most Beautiful Moths in The World”
  1. My World Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Great Post………
    Thanks for share.

  2. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    awesome..loved all the moth. cool post as always. Thanks my friend :)

  3. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Your articles are always so full of beauty and intrigue – love it! =)



    -Joie Schmidt.

  4. BluSphere Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm


  5. Goodselfme Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    these are truly lovely and you have presented this in a great way. Thank you for an enjoyable article, my friend.

  6. BriannaMorgan Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    great article

  7. pearl2010 Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Wow so amazing. They looks so adorable. Thanks kabayan for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  8. Raj the Tora Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    beautiful compilation. Thanks a lot

  9. joyhyena29 Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    great share^^

  10. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I love looking at the bright colors and interesting patterns. This is indeed a beautiful feature on moths! I thought moths were dull compared to butterflies…not anymore :-)

  11. Eunice Tan Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Wonderful pattern and brilliant color. Superb.

  12. GodsGrace Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Nice Post

  13. MsPatriciaDV Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    nakakagigil ang patterns sa wings.

  14. papaleng Says...

    On September 23, 2010 at 10:16 am

    ang gaganda naman bro.

  15. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On September 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Beautiful collection of moths. Well done kabayan.

  16. Dee Gold Says...

    On September 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Parang gusto ko ring magka-wings

  17. Shirley Aguas Says...

    On September 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    These are lovely creatures. Made me smile while going over each of them. Thanks.

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