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Southern Cyan Tiger Moth

Macrocneme chrysitis

Description:

Apparently a wasp-mimic, to me it looked like an orchid-bee at first glance. It had a wingspan around 3cm, metallic green/blue with white on the joints and 'feet' of 3rd pair of legs; also two white dots between thorax and abdomen.

Habitat:

Lowland swap/wetland area with some forest in Tabasco, Mexico. Spotted in Yumká.


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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 10 months ago

Thank you, José.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 10 months ago

Great spotting!

Tabasco, Mexico

Lat: 18.00, Long: -92.81

Spotted on Dec 21, 2016
Submitted on Feb 9, 2017

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