Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

False Tiger Moth

Dysphania militaris

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

pamsai
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
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Wow, Pam!

Saturniidae27
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; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphania_...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Municipio La Asunta, La Paz, Bolivia

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team