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Rothschildia lebeau forbesi

Rothschildia lebeau forbesi

2 Species ID Suggestions

Rothschild Moth
Rothschildia maurus Rothschildia maurus
bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Forbes' Silkmoth
Rothschildia lebeau forbesi http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/kwrlebeauforbesi.htm


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7 Comments

ReynaldoRamirezJr
ReynaldoRamirezJr 8 years ago

I believe bayucca is right on.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Usually you can't separate the different Rothschildia from a picture. In this case the geographical range is so close, that an ID is possible. But if you look at the different species from Central- and South America it is very difficult. There are some with special "features" which might be helpful for getting closer, but the rest of them look all almost the same.

KennethDG
KennethDG 8 years ago

the patterns of the Rothschild Moth and the Forbes' Silkmoth are the same but the way they are shaped are a bit different, i think it's a Forbes' Silkmoth

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

You're right bayucca, my bad on suggesting that species, but they do look very similar.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Rothschildia maurus is a South American species and not found in Texas. There are not much possibilities about this one. There are some rare records on intruders from Mexico like R. cincta. The only "common" one is Rothschildia lebeau forbesi, also called Rothschildia forbesi, but it is actually a subspecies of Lebeau.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Great spotting! I would love to see this in the wild.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice!

rosanne1123
Spotted by
rosanne1123

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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