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Ermine Moth


This little moth is similar at first glance to the previous Ermine Moth ( in that it is also white with black lines and about 1 cm in length. However, this one has the anterior lines interrupted and lacks the large orange spots. Instead, it has a thin orange band at the tip of the wings with some black spots above the orange. The wings are curled and it looks like a species of the Yponomeutidae.


Came to a Black light, Km 15 on the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, on a cliff overlooking the Grijalva River valley, Chiapas, Mexico.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 22, 2019
Submitted on Jul 26, 2019

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