Can anyone identify this insect? It was sitting on my refrigerator.

Size: approximately 1 cm height, 1 inch across

My location: Bangalore, India

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So i did some more research and found some canon photos of two moth species both found in india and super similar to this

  • both of them have brown spots around them
  • both of them are found in india
    So it was hard for me to eliminate one of them here are both the insects

    Sphenarches Anisodactylus

    similar right

Sphenarches caffer

This too is similar

So now its up to you to decide which one it is???

  • $\begingroup$ Can you elaborate on your answer a bit - how you determined this, what rules out other genera, etc? Also, please include a photo/image in the actual answer rather than a link. $\endgroup$
    – arboviral
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ Those are actually the photos $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 11:11
  • $\begingroup$ To me they just appear as hyperlinks. If the photos are showing when you look at the answer, I'm not sure what's happening. $\endgroup$
    – arboviral
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ I mean not exactly photos but it was sure a photo when i copied the link and inserted link for the image insertion option $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 11:16
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    $\begingroup$ Done I inserted the photos $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 11:19

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