Acontia lucida

The Acontia Lucida (Pale Shoulder) is a moth of the Noctuidae family (Owlet Moths) found in Pakistan. It's a medium-sized moth with wingspan about 25-30 mm. When at rest, it resemble bird dropping and that is why it is known as bird dropping moth. The resemblance to bird droppings provide them protection against predators. A picture of bird dropping for comparison is given at the end.

Acontia Lucida (Pale Shoulder) Moth
Bird Dropping Picture

9 comments:

sebi_2569 said...

nice photo;bravo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

We have this one here too Birdy. What a strange disguise to have. :)

gorwick22 said...

nice moth!

Marcy said...

As always superb photography and yet another excellent post.

birdy said...

Thanks Sebi, Joan, Gorwick and Marcy for the feedback. I always love to hear from you.

Claudia said...

Beautiful pictures!

Marvin said...

The various forms of mimicry found in nature are amazing. Great shots.

kanak7 said...

Loved that you've included the photo of the bird-dropping too. fabulous pictures! And I always get to learn something new when I come here.

birdy said...

Thanks Claudia and Marvin for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

Thanks Kanak for the compliment. I posted bird-dropping picture for comparison, because it resembles the moth.