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Leopard Moth.

Pardalaria sp.

Description:

Possibly Pardalaria pardalis or Pardalaria colubraria.

1 Species ID Suggestions

dhobern
dhobern 8 years ago
Looper moth
Pantherodes pardalaria BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser


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8 Comments

DB
DB 7 years ago

Well, thank you Bayucca for your correction. This moth is quite common here, even in Autumn months. I guess both species can occur in Salta, so I followed your advice.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

In my eyes it is not possible to separate the Pardalaria sp. only from a picture. Since now, nobody could tell me any clue to distinguish them. Personally I wold go with Pardalaria sp. with mentioning the possibility of Pardalaria pardalis and Pardalaria colubraria in the description section.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Common name would be Leopard Moth.

DB
DB 8 years ago

¡Muchas Gracias Carolina!

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

Que hermosa, Daniela!

DB
DB 8 years ago

Thanks a lot @dhobern for the ID!

dhobern
dhobern 8 years ago

Hi Daniela.

This is certainly in the genus Pantherodes:

http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...

Two of the described species, both occurring in Argentina, look possible. Pantherodes pardalaria (http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...) and Pantherodes colubraria (http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...). The other described species have obvious differences, and I have ignored the various specimens not assigned to a published name.

I am not sure whether this is a reliable difference but the BOLD images of P. colubraria do not show such clear black spots in the centre of the hindwing markings. Because the P. pardalaria images match your moth better, I think that is the more likely species.

DB
DB 8 years ago

¡Muchas Gracias @harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa polilla bella toma felicidades ::

DB
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DB

Salta, Argentina

Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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