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3-4 inches...need a more precise ID, Ashish and Bayucca?
Waiting for this to become a SOTD !
WoW!!! is this real?
What a beauty ! Amazing shape and markings : )
I love this moth. I read about it in a book, but I didn't think anyone actually ever saw them!
well done, love it !
WOW Matthew. I love your moth! I am really into moths recently. Awesome. Cool!
And: I love argueing... ;-)... Never too late to learn...
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...
Amazing wing pattern. What a beauty :)
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?
The male btw...
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.
Spotted on May 21, 2012 Submitted on May 21, 2012
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