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Nine-spotted moth

Amata phegea


Nine-spotted moth (Amata phegea or Syntomis phegea), Weissfleckwidderchen, Visegrad (Plintenburg), Hungary


Interesting fact: Although is looks like a Zygaenidae sp. there is no relationship between the two, beside that this day-active moth is mimicrying the poisenous (for birds) Zygaena ephialtes, which shows an extremely variable polymorphism. Key issue for differencial diagnosis would be: Syntomis phegea has only white spots on the forewing!

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1 Comment

TicThapanya 9 years ago

beautiful moth

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Visegrád, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary

Spotted on Oct 30, 2010
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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