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Tiger Moth

Idalus crinis


Another moth, for moth week. I said they didn't like me and don't let me photograph them - but this one was actually highly cooperative with the photoshoot.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Arctiid Moth
Idalus sp. BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago


YukoChartraw 8 years ago

What a pretty moth! I love the colors!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful colors!

I didn't see the "clown face" until you mentioned it Jellis - I've added another photo (#4) that shows the face a bit better - though upside down

Jellis 9 years ago

They call it the Clown Moth because of the clown face on it's back

Jellis 9 years ago

I agree looking at the moths on the site and the list on the left it narrows down to Idalus crinis

Thanks for putting me on the right track, bayucca.

HeatherMiller 9 years ago

That is funny. I have been looking all week and finally found two teeny tiny ones who would cooperate for their photoshoot. I'm off to look for more.

bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, Idalus crinis looks like being a fine candidate!

Thanks bayucca - the Flickr photo does look like the same one...

What do you think of this one: Idalus crinis

BishoyZak 9 years ago


bayucca 9 years ago

Arctiidae, Idalus sp., closer is probably not possible without the native specimen. This might be the same one, I tried hours of getting closer than genus...

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 24, 2009
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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