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Here's an example of a Pyralid mimicking an Arctiid http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigal_river...
This is NOT a Crocomela species.The wing shape and pose suggest a Pyralidae or Crambidae.It is a convincing mimic though:)
Ok, well, if it is a new one...you get to name it....hahaha
Neither, I is to be feared. I will find out!
Ok, gentlemen...so what is the definitive answer on this one? Crocomela or Hyprocrita? Or neither?
Crocomela is a "strict" South American genus and the geographical situation of the isthmus of Panama is quite a strong border for birds and lepidopteras.
As per record Crocomela genus find till Columbia... may distributed or introduced in Costa Rica.
Probably not, look at the margin of the hindwing: The yellow band should be within the whole wing, in Crocomela there is a little black space left. In addition Crocomela is usually a South American/Andean species.
Yes dominik you are perfect...Hope sugested ID is correct..
I IDed Nancy's myself, but I don't think it is this one. I first checked Hyprocrita as well, but not the size of the yellow band, it's much broader in this one.
Nancy got it already...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/821...
Thank you Ashish...good to be back with the nightly moths again...
Another surprise from Matthew...Fantastic one..!!
HI Matthew, welcome back! Actually I just thought yesterday what's up with you! Try to get an ID for this beauty!
Beautiful!Please consider adding this to the Moths of the Americas mission.
Lat: 9.20, Long: -83.69
Spotted on May 19, 2012 Submitted on May 19, 2012