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Eyetailed Moth

Sematura luna

Description:

3-4 inches...need a more precise ID, Ashish and Bayucca?

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bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Eyetailed Moth
Sematura luna


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16 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Waiting for this to become a SOTD !

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

WoW!!! is this real?

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

What a beauty ! Amazing shape and markings : )

Beautiful!

HaydenG
HaydenG 9 years ago

I love this moth. I read about it in a book, but I didn't think anyone actually ever saw them!

Paulo Sevilla
Paulo Sevilla 9 years ago

well done, love it !

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Just breathtaking!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW Matthew. I love your moth! I am really into moths recently. Awesome. Cool!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

And: I love argueing... ;-)... Never too late to learn...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I think yes: This should be the female:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenette...
Maybe yours is mis-labeled?? The female has usually a clear white/whitish band:
http://www.faunaparaguay.com/Sematura%20...
http://www.guianensis.fr/images/Sematuri...

KimChampagne
KimChampagne 9 years ago

Wow

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Amazing wing pattern. What a beauty :)

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 9 years ago

I don't mean to be argumentative but my book shows a white streak separating both the wings and tail on the male...? Might be the female?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Beautiful !!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

The male btw...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

You will find it also under Nothus lunus or Sematura lunus, don't know which is the correct taxon. I would take Sematura luna. There are some others around but Luna is "commonly" found in Costa Rica.

MatthewKritzer
Spotted by
MatthewKritzer

San Jose, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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