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4cm long moth


Tropical forest -altitude 1800mts-


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Excelent photo! Congratulations.

bayucca 10 years ago

Definitely Halysidota sp. and impossible to get closer without the native specimen. There are too many around and the variability within the genus/species is also to be considered.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

If I could "like" your comment I would.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

I apologize. I meant similar species in Costa Rica.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

I believe Fyn was referring to Halysidota as the genus, not Lophocampa. Looks a lot like this one, though I am not sure if you have other similar species in Mexico. Halysidota is notorious for being unidentifiable by photos.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Tussock Moth species, Looks a lot like the North American Banded Tussock Moth - Lophocampa caryae.

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Salitral, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 5, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012

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