Moth invasion in Singapore

Large, dark-coloured moths are the new big thing in Singapore's social media sphere.

Social media users have been posting sightings of the insect - on the ground, outside their windows, at HDB void decks and even on the train. While some appreciated this bit of wildlife in urban Singapore, others were less pleased by the rapid and widespread occurrence of the moths.
 
Local newspaper The Straits Times reported that while the moths are present throughout the year, they are seen in larger numbers in Singapore between May and August. Known as the tropical swallowtail moth, it is the second-largest moth found here with a sizeable wingspan of 16cm.

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