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Giant Leopard Moth

Hypercompe sp.


Beautiful moth!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Arctiid Moth
Hypercompe sp.

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I'm a little disappointed, but at the same time grateful for this new knowledge. You're totally correct. Thanks!

bayucca 9 years ago

Hypercompe scribonia is not found in Brazil, although there were some reports about it. But the ID of these ones is wrong. It is definitely a Hypercompe sp., might be Hypercompe cunigunda, but I would not dare to definitely confirm that. These moths are tricky to ID.
Look at the similarity on Hypercompe indecisa, very similar but the spots and markings are slightly different:
Wrong ID's:

São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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