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Leopard tortrix

Pseudatteria leopardina

Description:

A colourful day-flying metalmark moth - around 1-2 cm body. Who said moths were dull?

Habitat:

Side of the Manu Road through rainforest and where a stream crossed the road. Altitude around 1400 m.

Notes:

One of many great day-flying moths seen in this region, but very few were metalmarks. ID would be very welcome.

No species ID suggestions

32 Comments (1–25)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 months ago

Stunning!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 10 months ago

Thank you.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 10 months ago

congrats on spotting of the wek

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 10 months ago

Thanks Polilla.
I am tending to upload insects that I like but have no idea what they are on this site. Few are as appealing to me as this one.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 10 months ago

Thanks for telling me how to search Daniele.
I can't see it Mark!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Hi Les! The criteria for nomination and voting in SOTW are listed in the nomination comment you received. For searches, there is a Search bar under the Organisms page. Type in metalmark moth and you'll get lots of hits. You can also search from Google using Project Noah + any keyword of your choice.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 10 months ago

Thanks triggsturner, Gilmar and DrN.
Clearly being chosen for whatever reason for SOTW gives photos far more coverage.
I have not yet worked out how I could search for thongs on Project Noah as I would like to see other metallic moths.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 10 months ago

Congrats Les Catchick for the SOTW!

Congratulations, Les Catchick. Great spotting!

triggsturner
triggsturner 10 months ago

Nice one Les, congrats on your SOTW.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Done :)

AaronCDavid
AaronCDavid 11 months ago

Hello to all, if you could also help me to ID this

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/523...

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

Thanks for responding.
Though this was my star day-flying moth, I saw so many I really like that I think I will start to upload a few more over the coming weeks.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Congratulations Les ! Looks like an African chieftain with a cat skin cloak.
and yes, I am related to Mark; he's my husband.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

Thanks Leauba (related to Mark?), Sergio and Mark.
It was my favourite of very many nice day-flying moths seen on the trip.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Fabulous moth. Congratulations Les.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 months ago

Congratulations Les.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Congratulations Les, this striking moth has been voted Spotting of the Week!

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

beautiful !

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

Thanks. I had not picked up that information. Not often moths (as opposed to butterflies) are used.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

ID looks good to me Les. Did you notice it was used on one of Paraguay's postal stamps? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudatter...

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

Thanks. The moth is great but I can't say that about my information on it!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Les!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

The Manu Road is fantastic for wildlife. It is mainly visited by birders but is unbelievably good for insects. Not easy to reach.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 11 months ago

Thanks Mark.
I am delighted on the few occasions I see a metalmark moth, just sorry none of my photos were sharp.

Kosñipata, Cusco, Peru

Lat: -13.05, Long: -71.33

Spotted on Nov 16, 2016
Submitted on Jan 11, 2017

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