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Peppermint moth

Trosia nigropunctigera

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67 Comments (1–25)

HazelMarley 3 years ago

It really does look like a peppermint!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

nice spotting....Amusing

YukoChartraw 5 years ago

Amazing moth! Looks like it's in a clown costume. ;)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Welcome Matthew... we are waiting more surprising spotting from you in future...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

amazing one,

MatthewKritzer 5 years ago

Thank you, Ashish, it is an honor, coming for you...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Congratulations Matthew... for being Mother on Project Noah Blog with featuring this one of most popular spottings... Its a right Honor..!!

TishannePatterson 5 years ago

Wow! such a unique moth. Great spotting and share, Thank you!

YurianaMartínez 5 years ago

very nice!

MarinLeko 5 years ago

veeeery nice:))

BishoyZak 5 years ago


AlexandraRivera 5 years ago

This is amazing.

Simon Stock
Simon Stock 5 years ago

That's stunning. Nice spotting

MatthewKritzer 5 years ago

Thank you all so much...

CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

Congratulations! Wonderful moth!

KarenL 5 years ago

Congratulations Matthew, this pretty little moth has been featured in the Project Noah blog today!

AdamBrown 5 years ago

i can taste peppermint just looking at it.....I have never seen anything like it

MarcoAntonio 5 years ago


Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 5 years ago

very beautiful specimen

KatCuff 6 years ago

Nice series!

MatRol 6 years ago


Patricia Lamarca
Patricia Lamarca 6 years ago

beautiful !!!!1

victoria.vikspics 6 years ago

that is so cool! great shot

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago not worry about Bloggers... Refer only Biologists link..!!

MatthewKritzer 6 years ago

Ashish, my book, "Butterflies and Moths of Costa Rica", Chacon et Montero, 2007, has many listings and IDs that are, many times, different from those in other references...not sure why except there may be different philosophies in cataloging methods...perhaps someone with a more scientific background could help...???

Provincia San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.23, Long: -83.73

Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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