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Emerald moth

Dichorda obliquata

Description:

small light green moth, about 1" (2.5cm), rests its wings in a unique way, probably Geometridae

Habitat:

tropical rainforest, 500masl

Notes:

One of many moths I spotted around the lights at Brownsberg camp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

showy emerald
Dichorda iridaria Dichorda iridaria - Wikipedia


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4 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 months ago

Thanks Saturniidae27 for the input. I think you're right and I've updated.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 10 months ago

Lovely spotting dandoucette. I could agree with you dandoucette, for which I started to research about it.I am sure of the species which is Dichorda obliquata in the 2rd species of my link with photos in the title and next to the species, which also matches your location, and design in fore and hind wing :)
http://www.bio-nica.info/RevNicaEntomo/7...

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 10 months ago

I also saw that it is only found in North America, but it might be a stray or a migrant to South America.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 months ago

Thanks for the ID suggestion ornithoptera80. It looks like a possible match but according to your link, this is only a North American species, this was seen in South America. Could it be the same species?

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Brokopondo District, Suriname

Spotted on Dec 13, 2019
Submitted on Mar 15, 2020

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