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Faithful Beauty Moth

Composia fidelissima

Description:

Dark orange caterpillar with royal purple beads in rings down the length of its body. Becomes a black moth with white spots and red and blue markings near the wing tip and beside head.

Habitat:

They appear to be nocturnal seen mostly flying through scrubs and bushes at dusk, but are in fact diurnal moths.

Notes:

The larvae of these are pretty lethargic compared to their adult moth form(even by caterpillar standards) they hardly eat or move. The adult form however are almost constantly in motion when they are out in the evenings they hardly stall on a bush or hover for you to get a clean picture of them. I only managed to photograph this pair because the were otherwise "preoccupied"

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Lat: 21.79, Long: -72.30

Spotted on Feb 22, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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