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About 7" across. Absolutely massive moth.
Rural Ecuador, just below the forest
Could well be. There was lots of color variation in the photos of R. hippodamia but it was the closest I could find online.
Thanks for the id, KarenL. Sure it's not Rhescyntis hermes? Loks like a male either way.
Lat: 0.13, Long: -78.66
Spotted on Oct 20, 2011 Submitted on Nov 20, 2011