Six years ago, Singapore saw an unusually large number of Lyssa zampa – big, gray, swallow-tailed moths – appearing all over the place. Starting then, and every year since, N Sivasothi from the National University of Singapore has been asking his friends and online followers to report any sightings. He is keeping tabs on how the number of observations of this species varies from year to year, blogging about it every now and then.
Last week, I spotted the one pictured here at the Science Centre, and this seems to have been the first sighting this year. Have you come across any of these beautiful moths recently?