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Echo Achaea

Achaea echo

Notes:

This moth is roughly 4cm long and wide. Very "hairy" body. As I started taking pics of it, it flapped its wing vigorously in order to warm up to fly. http://africanmoths.com/index.html

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4 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Thank you J, that helps allot. It is still winter on this side, and believe you are correct with the warming up session it displayed.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

http://africanmoths.com/index.html
Very helpful website with African Moths.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Vigorously flapping wings means the moth is "warming up" to fly. They usually are able to warm their bodies up to 104F while shaking their wings like this. The actions took by this moth allow it to fly in cold nights, or high altitudes, which may be very cold.

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Lovely series :)

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Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2012

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