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1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 6 years ago
Broad-banded Beauty
Crocomela colorata Moths of the Andes - Crocomela colorata splendida

18 Comments

atronox2006
atronox2006 6 years ago

Here's an example of a Pyralid mimicking an Arctiid http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigal_river...

atronox2006
atronox2006 6 years ago

This is NOT a Crocomela species.
The wing shape and pose suggest a Pyralidae or Crambidae.
It is a convincing mimic though:)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

:-)!

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 6 years ago

Hahaha...brilliant....

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Crococrita kritzerii?

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 6 years ago

Ok, well, if it is a new one...you get to name it....hahaha

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Neither, I is to be feared. I will find out!

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 6 years ago

Ok, gentlemen...so what is the definitive answer on this one? Crocomela or Hyprocrita? Or neither?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

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.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

As per record Crocomela genus find till Columbia... may distributed or introduced in Costa Rica.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

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.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Yes dominik you are perfect...Hope sugested ID is correct..

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

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.

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 6 years ago

Thank you Ashish...good to be back with the nightly moths again...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Another surprise from Matthew...Fantastic one..!!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

HI Matthew, welcome back! Actually I just thought yesterday what's up with you! Try to get an ID for this beauty!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Beautiful!
Please consider adding this to the Moths of the Americas mission.

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.20, Long: -83.69

Spotted on May 19, 2012
Submitted on May 19, 2012

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