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Giant Leopard Moth

Hypercompe sp.

Description:

Beautiful moth!

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Arctiid Moth
Hypercompe sp.


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2 Comments

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

bayucca
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: http://www.faunaparaguay.com/Hypercompe%...
http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo2...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/acauan_cord...
http://www.inra.fr/papillon/arct_guy/boi...
http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/And...
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Wrong ID's:
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/87803/
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/728...

São Paulo, Brazil

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

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