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Yellow-winged Pareuchaetes Moth

Pareuchaetes insulata

Description:

Moth: I went outside, late in the evening, and I saw a moth, resting underneath the outdoor nightlight bulb. This moth, had two black antennae, and two black, compound eyes. It had six jointed legs, and four wings. The color of its legs, was black, and the colors, on top of its wings, was different shades of orange. The color on top of its head, was bright orange. The color on top of its thorax, was a medium shade of orange. The top of its wings, had thick veins on them. It had a head, thorax, and an abdomen. Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera ( Butterflies and Moths ) Moths comprise a group of insects, related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths; and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moths. Moth: A chiefly nocturnal insect, related to the butterflies. It lacks the clubbed antennae of butterflies, and typically has a stout body, drab coloration, and wings that fold flat when resting. This moth is alive, and is able to move and fly.

Habitat:

Butterflies and moths, live and breed in diverse habitats, including: salt marshes, mangroves, sand dunes, lowland forest, wet lands, grasslands, and mountain zones. Caterpillars, are found in the habitat, where there food is. Adults tend to be in the general area, of there larval food plants. Moths and butterflies, usually stay close to the food plants, used by there young. However, there are so many kinds of moths, and they eat so many kinds of plants, that different species, can be found in almost all land habitats.

Notes:

I went outside, late in the evening, and I saw a moth, resting under the outdoor, night light bulb. This moth, had two black antennae, and two black, compound eyes. It had six jointed legs, and four wings. The color of its legs, was black, and the colors, on top of its wings, was different shades of orange. The color on top of its head, was bright orange. The color on top of its thorax, was a medium shade of orange. The top of its wings, had thick veins on them. It had a head, thorax, and an abdomen.

1 species ID suggestions

Druenn
Druenn a year ago
Yellow-winged Pareuchaetes
Pareuchaetes insulata Moth Photographers Group – Pareuchaetes insulata – 8227

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.16, Long: -81.97

Spotted on Aug 23, 2016
Submitted on Aug 28, 2016

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