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Giant Leopard Moth

Hypercompe sp.


This Leopard moth is about 1.75" long. It was losing it's scales giving it a different look. The body has some orange colors as does the caterpillar of this genus. There are over 80 species in the Amercias.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica at the beginning of the dry season.


Shot take at night near a fluorescent light.

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2014


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