The tropical swallowtail moth flew in to the corridor outside Starbucks at NUS MD11 last Saturday amidst a meeting about the Evening of Biodiversity.
The next morning I received two other sightings from the south-west, Keppel and Marina, and just now another and another. Looks like its time to post a reminder about submitting sightings though the Habitatnews webpage sidebar (http://tinyurl.com/habitatnews-records) and email me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyssa zampa appears in urban environments every year and on many months, but in some years it peaks with large occurrences around May – August and the last such peak was observed in 2005.
We are always on the look out for the next big emergence!
20 May 2014 update – thanks for the records everyone! It’s been wonderful receiving sightings from all over Singapore this year especially this humoungous in May; I have been waiting for this large-scale reporting of Lyssa zampa since 2005! While it is numerous in some areas, it is absent elsewhere, so we are lucky to see this moth! Thank you and keep those records coming in! – Sivasothi aka Otterman
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Saw two at my blk in cck crescent…actually every year i saw them around…is a very pretty sight. 😉
Saw it in Yishun on 15 May! Didn’t know what it was, all I knew was that it was a damn huge moth! Incidentally my friend (also staying in Yishun) saw one in her flat on that same night too!
Saw it here too but was in an army camp because photography disallowed.
I spotted 4 last night at Pinnacle estate Cantonment Road, and 3 this morning.
We have had major sightings of this beautiful moth at our estate (The Peak @ Toa Payoh DBSS). Just over the last couple of days, I have encountered 3-4 of these on my floor at diff times of the day. My neighbours have encountered them too and they live on diff floors and diff blocks of the estate. 🙂 Just a rough count of a handful of us who were chatting about them online, we have in total encountered more than 20 of these in the surroundings and in homes. There are many more who have sighted the moths who didn’t talk about it in the estate forum but whom I spoke to individually. Fascinating but a little scary for the ladies. 🙂
Seen at NUS near Central Library on 10 May! It flew onto my head. Then I screamed in horror.
Lots of them in small flocks at Bidadari!
Seen on 18 May 2014 about 8pm at Blk 507 Pasir Ris St 52 lift lobby
I have been seeing them outside my apartment…on the 35 floor. I shared my experience here: http://asueba.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/weekend-treat-butterfly/
Unfortunately, one died outside my door two nights ago,
Gorgeous little creatures. Thanks for writing about. It explained my sightings.
saw few near woodlands ring road ave 6 and woodlands ring secondary school.
Caught a glimpse of it tonight when it hovered round the corridor light just outside my house! ^^ It’s Bedok btw.
saw 2 today (19 may) – one at home in Serangoon Gardens Estate, and the other in Upper Peirce Reservoir.
spotted 2 at my school in bishan
Saw at Hougang on 19 May. Another friend reportedly saw it in boon keng.
Spotted 3 darting out of the vegetation to the open and back into the vegetation at Nee Soon pipeline today.
2 at Bukit Panjang. My mum tried to chase it away but it became worse as it flew to the house ceiling instead. ._.
I saw one at millenia walk this afternoon!
I saw another 4 at millenia walk on 20 may 2014 again!
I’ve 2 in the house now in Choa Chu Kang!
LOL There are 3 such moth just outside my house as i typed this
Saw it on the floor of the carpark. Got a shock when it flapped its wings, thought it was some girl’s hair accessory.
Hey I saw one today at my void deck. I stay in Ubi. Every year I see them around this time. Should have taken a photo but it was high up near the ceiling.
Didn’t catch a picture but there was one on Haji Lane tonight
ME AND some basketball friends saw like a few hundreds in CCAB on Sunday evening. You wouldn’t believe it.
Bukit Batok West. 14th floor. Usually around 5-6 throughout the night which is bad because I have such an extreme phobia of moths. It has been terrible =(
A few spotted at Cedar Primary.
Saw it outside my house at yishun!
Spotted this at toa payoh swimming complex, like 5-6
A dozen spotted at nyp.
Spotted one over the weekend from Fri till today. It was always hanging around the front door of our flat (8th floor, Queensway). Even in the daytime, it was clinging to the wall despite the strong winds. Have posted on habitatnews 🙂
spotted 4 in bukit batok too
Spotted one today in my void deck..
Spotted one in my house! I stay at Yishun and my dad woke up to see it in our living room! Scared the hell out of me. Luckily it didnt land on my face!
Had one appear last night at my house in Commonwealth around 8 plus. Scared the crap out of me as I didn’t even notice it fly in! Manage to nudge it out of the house after a few minutes so hope it’s still flying about =D
Spotted 1 (of an adult palm size) at Cambridge Rd
no wonder i keep seeing a few at my corridor and they scared hell out of me once….
Saw one in my apartment in bukit panjang. They flew up to 17 storeys! Beautiful patterns on their forewing!
One at macpherson!
Bedok North. on my 18th floor lift lobby!
Spotted a couple at Fort Canning Park! The Shakespeare in the Park show is happening now so it flies around even while show is playing!
She made an appearance in my flat today at Kembangan!
Hi, had one in my apartment for the last couple of days. Took a load of photos if you want to see them
Erm I think what I saw in lift is this? Tampines Blk 859a
Spotted 2 in Admiralty
Spotted twice in the last couple of days at Pebble Bay condo, Tanjong Rhu Rd
Saw one at the busstop at nan hua sec area which is along clementi road
I was at yio chu kang swimming complex on sunday night and there were LOSTA these moths and they’re sooo pretty!! There must have been easily 30 or more of them!! I took a few pictures too!!
They were ALL thereabout palm size!! ((:
At least a 100 of them swarmed the sengkang hockey stadium on sunday 18 may 2014 at 7.30pm. Really.
omg me too! just saw one at seng kang!! hope it brings good luck! haha
Spotted it at my workplace along Dunearn Road on 19th May.and yow! it was HUGE!
Spotted one on the 32nd floor of my hdb block, was aiming for the light. Saw another at the workplace in Boon Keng but the poor moth died 😦
Saw one at Temasek Poly
I had 2 in my apartment in Dakota Crescent. What is the cause for this phenomenon?
I saw it too today! This afternoon under my block at kaki bukit.. This is quite scary.. So many people seen it! It’s the 2nd time I’ve seen this moth.
3 at millenia tower today!
3 of these were hanging out in Qihua Primary School today. Another outside my home. so chalk up 4 for Woodlands/Marsiling!
Spotted two in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 and 3 in Hongsan Terrace at work!
A friend of mine had sighted one at Clementi a 3 or so nights ago and another the following night at Clementi as well. I however am living in Telok Blangah and have yet to see one. Thank god for that, though. I would be terrified to see one!
Saw one today at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay
I just saw one at simei too tmy friends have sorted them at changi n pair ris! They r really huge!!!
I saw one in my house ( Tampines) 4 days ago. Sadly it was killed my my dog when it flew to my house floor. I wanted to save it but my dog got really curious and killed it when the moth flew to my house floor 😦 RIP moth, see you again soon
One flew into my room last night (Jurong East) prior to the heavy thunderstorm. It perched on the top door of the cabinet and stayed motionless for several hours. It had gone by this morning though….
one outside my house in bedok
One flew into my room on Monday’s night (19 May 2014) and stayed for quite some time. First time seeing such a huge butterfly! 🙂
My neighbour house door I saw 1 too the other day.
Me and my girl has seen a total of 3! Possible breeding season?
Saw 2 in Bugis! They were huge and just staying on the wall despite the string wind.
There’s plenty of dis moth at my workplace..big moths everywhere.. I mean it, there’s alot of them..
Saw one this morning at Costa Rhu, Tanjong Rhu.
Spotted at Bedok South this morning.
It’s all over the entrance of SGX Centre. Anyone with any explanation of this sudden emergence of lyssa zampa all over Singapore? What do they feed on anyway?
saw one at suntec convention at 17 May
And yesterday at Reflections at Keppel Bay
saw bout 6 hanging near the sengkang soccer stadium last night when i was jogging
Saw it twice last night – on Tiong Bahru Plaza mall window and on Upper Paya Lebar road, it was just chilling on the road.
There is one in my kitchen right now …………….
I live in Ang Mo Kio.
Spotted a few at Tanjong Pagar area!
saw one at my house near tanah merah at 11am today
seen 3 so far in toa payoh. 2 lying on open field and 1 on the corridor wall. took a nice picture of 1 suntanning in the open field. lol. the moth ‘s face looked furry n kind of monkey cute.
Saw one at Singapore Poly today
seen two different individual moths from 2 blocks in jurong west st 91
Lots of em at Jurong Camp 1!
Saw one this morning at Punggol Central Foodfare.
Spotted. Bedok North Street 3
There are a lot at One Raffles Quay and Marina Bay Financial Centre. Lots at AMK too.
Spotted 2 at Republic Polytechnic on Monday.
Spotted one along Kallang Avenue. It was spinning itself in circles though.
Saw one huge one at Jurong West private estate.
Spotted 4 of them just within a week , two at yishun and two at woodland !
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Just helping to spread the word. We sighted this lovely tropical swallowtail moth at the Ang Mo Kio library (bathroom!) on Monday 🙂
I saw one outside my house and another one at my workplace.why are there so many of these moth?
Plenty of them sighted at montreal link area at sembawang.
At least a handful of them spotted along my corridor and in my home for the last few days, on the high floors.
I live in JB, and they’re EVERYWHERE over here!
Saw it at at UTown green on Monday! =)
sembawang high floor/ front door
I saw one today at outside my lift at queenstown and saw one last friday at delta avenue outside the life.
Spotted one at 124, Tampines St 11 on 21 May.
Discovered one exactly the same one shown in your picture in my home’s kitchen on 29th storey in Tiong Bahru area on 18.5.14. Also, taken photos of it. If you want I can send the photos over.
I have spotted three at Waterplace, Tanjong Rhu Road
She’s drinking water in my kitchen from the dispenser as we speak now.
Spotted 2 of them this evening. Around 10cm. At Sin Ming Ave.
4 individuals seen at blk 615 beside Hougang Stadium.
Saw one outside my house at hougang ave 8 blk650. It freaked me out, oh god.
I saw it two times at this week at Dover near SP.BTW lived at 37th floor .I was wondering how can they fly to reach such high building
21/5 – One along Nicholl highway and another at my place in Serangoon gardens.
Kovan @ 9:45pm 21-May-2017.
Ours just went from one to two!
Yishun on 17 may and 19 may
Spotted one outside my apartment~
Currently there are 2 in my room right now. I’m located in hougang ave 4.
saw one on the wall outside robinsons (taxi stand) at raffles city on Monday 19 may 2014! at abt 7/8pm
I saw them 4-5 of them at Jalan Membina. So scary . I walked passed one and it flew over my head . Don’t dare to walk near them. I hope they go away soon.
One appeared outside my door at Boon Lay today. It’s still there and it’s an extreme beauty:)
Reporting: Counted 11 Lyssa Zampa moths today near my office, sitting calmly outside our office buildings: The Horizon Offices,Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur . . . Has noticed the number growing from this Monday, can anyone explain what those beautiful creatures doing out here?
Saw one outside Big Mama restaurant at Centros building @ Biopolis
Spotted @ Upper East Coast, at around 8.30 pm
I have see first in company when i work i catch it and bring to my working area 135.2mm wide until now still in wall
Hi there has been recent sightings in kuantan, malaysia – but theyre dying in mass numbers, no idea why – any theories? im told theres deforestation happening in some parts there – im a curios citizen wondering why theyre dying in large numbers http://www.nst.com.my/latest/giant-moth-invade-kuantan-1.610764
Its in my home right now! How do I get rid of it?
Saw one on the 11th storey outside the lift area @ blk 209 serangoon central
Changi Business Park saw a couple of these gentle giants then a few visited my block at 12th floor in Sengkang 🙂
Beautiful creatures indeed…
These past few weeks I have been seeing at least 2-3 in my house! I can’t seem to get rid of them. My family and I don’t really like them. Any ideas to help me get rid of them?