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Geometridae moth

Smicropus laeta

Description:

Yellow and black butterfly. 4 cm wingspan.

Habitat:

Near a river in Chiflon waterfall.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Smicropus laeta (Geometridae moth)
Smicropus laeta Smicropus laeta - Overview


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13 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Christos and ViSarancha

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 7 years ago

miraculous!!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 7 years ago

Nice!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Bhagya

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

so nice

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Lauren for the links.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Beautiful! Interesting the little differences between yours and mine from the same locality and even more so those of Costa Rica and Colombia. It is such a striking moth!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/153...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/323...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/844...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Gatorfellows for the correction and for the new link.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Luis the scientific name need to be Smicropus laeta :)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

I finally found a reference that has a photo and capture tag in Mexico: http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/cgi-bin/q...
I cannot wait to be back in a house and have my reference books out of storage :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Gatorfellows for the ID and link. Thank you Celestialprincess101 for the confirmation.

@gator Your's looks like it.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Please confirm my suggestion. Could not find a good range map.
Do not think it is the C. Joker. Your spotting does not have dark stripes on hindwings. Ref for joker: http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/And...

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Dec 15, 2013

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