After dark the butterflies are replaced by moths that are as diverse in terms of species richness as their diurnal cousins. Some of the more visually striking species belong to the Hawkmoth family. The name comes from the hawk-like shape of their wings that are designed to sustain rapid flight.
One of the giants of the moth world is the spectacular Thrith’s Emperor moth. Not as large as the Atlas moth, but still quite impressive.
Another interesting species is the Orange fruit piercer, which as its name suggests feeds on fruit by piercing its skin.
And then off course there are Tiger moths, that tend to look almost fluffy.
The diversity of moth species in Thailand is truly astounding. No matter how many species you have already seen, there are dozens more to see in the same location.