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Hag moth

Phobetron hipparchia

Description:

Found this strange couple mating in my yard...

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11 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Yay! When I saw the pictures of the other moths I has a feeling that this was a relative. I am so excited that you were able to discover the species!

FOUND IT! It's Phobetron hipparchia!

Thank you, ForestDragon!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

They remind me of some of the Slug Caterpillar moths we have here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/544333/bgp...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Awesome find.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thomaz you say strange, I say very strange. Great Find.

Yeah! When I saw them, at first, I thought it was bird poop! There are some birds here, as sanhaçu (Tangara sayaca) who eats lots of fruits and their poop are like these moths!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Incredible mimicry! These moths are so neat!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Amazing !!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Still can't believe they are moths -what brilliant mimicry - bird or bat dropping !! -you do have some amazing creatures in Brazil. Hope you get an ID...

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

That is very strange; rather looks like something dropped out of a fig newton.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Excelente!

São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 13, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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