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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 4 days ago

Thank you Antonio, Mark and Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 days ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 days 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

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

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

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