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Walker's moth

Sosxetra grata


Fuzzy moth Sosxetra grata of the Erebidae family. It has the specialized proboscis for sticking and feeding on fruits.


Attracted by the light of the kitchen of my house.


I would like to take a lot of photos of moths to the National Moth Week. But it's winter in Brazil. There is no moth to register. By the way, I'm announcing the moths and the National Moth Week event on my insect page on Facebook. The people of my country are not interested in moth. But I will not get tired of doing a small part. I am proud to be 6 consecutive years as one of the few people registered on the National Moth Week map for my country, and to participate in this event through Project Noah. It is about the joy of committing to nature in some small way.

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Sckel 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much friends, for all the kind comments and for choosing my photos to of spotting of the day I really love the Project Noah THANKS AntónioGinjaGinja, Jacob Gorneau,
Mark Ridgway, LaurenZarate and DanielePralong.

Beautiful series Kel,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 3 weeks ago

Congratulations, Kel! Your fantastic spotting has been selected as spotting of the day! Many thanks for your dedication to NMW and Project Noah during these years. The NMW team is definitely considering other options for those in the Southern Hemisphere who have so many cool moths and who have participated since the beginning and I will let you know how that discussion goes. I will bring the potential of adding an event in the Southern Hemisphere's summer to the table again. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them as well. :)

We hope everyone is having a blast celebrating National Moth Week! Make sure to check out any outside lights and photograph what you find! Our spotting of the day is a beautiful Walker's moth, Sosxetra grata, spotted by Project Noah user Sckel!

National Moth Week is a global citizen science project aimed at promoting the importance of moths and their beauty. Join us July 20-28 by hosting or attending a moth night (public or private)!

Visit nationalmothweek.org for more information and register an event for free here: http://nationalmothweek.org/register-a-n....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Fantastic series Kel.
We know how you feel about winter.. same here (about 10C) and no moths.

LaurenZarate a month ago

What a gorgeous series Kel! I love the ones with the hairs!

DanielePralong a month ago

Kel, if it helps you can submit moths photos taken any time of the year! I believe National Moth Week were considering at some stage adding an event in January for the Southern Hemisphere. Maybe Jacob or Liti can tel us more.

Sckel a month ago

Many thanks for your support Michael Sarill and Brian38 Thank you for your kind comments.

Brian38 a month ago

Absolutely beautiful Sckel! I'm always impressed with your spottings!

MichaelS a month ago

Beautiful moth spotting, Sckel!

Thank you for your wonderful work advocating for nature within Brazil!

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ES, Brazil

Lat: -19.37, Long: -40.47

Spotted on Jul 21, 2019
Submitted on Jul 21, 2019

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