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False Tiger Moth

Dysphania militaris


A medium sized, brightly coloured yellow and black moth. There were several in the vicinity.


Seen on the damp mud beside a small river in NE Bolivia. 575 meters.

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pamsai a year ago

Saturniidae27, you are quite right. I think this one is from Thailand. I meant to post another yellow one that's from Bolivia. See the next spotting. I will correct this one as soon as I find it again ! Thank you...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Wow, Pam!

Saturniidae27 a year ago

If I am not right The false tiger moth is a species found only in South and Southeast Asian countries such as China, India, Myanmar, Andaman Islands, Sumatra and Java, according to Wikipedia.It would be strange to find the false tiger moth in Bolivia, and for that matter any where in South America.Here is a link;

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Municipio La Asunta, La Paz, Bolivia

Spotted on May 11, 2019
Submitted on Aug 8, 2019

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