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Aulean Tiger Moth

Arachnis aulaea

Description:

Colorful Tiger Moth, female 2 cm in length with grey and white upper wings and black and red underwings. The body has red, orange, white and grey markings. Family Erebidae, Arctiinae. See also https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/25....

Habitat:

Came to garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

Notes:

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/256915-... http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/ins... http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed... https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec... http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zeeb/but...

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4 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Thank you Antonio, Mark and Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Your shots have captured every beautiful aspect of this moth Lauren- Amazing colours, aren't they ? . Thanks for sharing.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Wow that's a stunner. Great series.

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on Jul 9, 2019

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