Some genera of tropical long-horned moths are generally diurnal and brightly coloured like the species depicted here. Like some other diurnal moths from other families they still are attracted to light at night. The males bear a distinct elongated brush on the antennae. This Crocanthes basks like a butterfly but goes further by raising the wings in a 'peacock fashion'
Some tropical long-horned moths have evolved an arrayment of the two pairs of wings in two planes to break up their normal outlines. This is a rare arrangement in four-winged insects. Some members of the Skipper family Hesperiidae approach this style. It would appear that this one has survived an attack judging by the sliced hindwings