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Rothschildia Moth

Rothschildia triloba

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bayucca 10 years ago
Rothschildia Moth
Rotschildia triloba

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Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

Thanks J and Karen
@Bayucca, i think you are right, mine has little differences with both species but i guess that the altitude is a good parameter to use in the identification.

@Nina, i thought about keeping this one for my own collection, but i just couldn't kill it... Probably that's why my collection does not grow very much, i really have a bad time killing this beautiful animals

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 10 years ago

gorgeous...I have one of these mounted in a riker frame in my living room (it was a gift, as I would never kill the ones I find)

bayucca 10 years ago

I think it is the other one, Triloba, female. But I would not bet my whole ranch for that. My "arguments": relatively broad apical part of the forewing = Triloba, Orizaba is more slim (and female > male), and the distance from the median line to the margin is in Triloba also wider than in Orizaba. Triloba is usually found from 0 to 1000/1200 m asl, Orizbaba more from 1500 to 2500 m asl.

KarenL 10 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago


Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

I'm not pretty sure, but it is about 1100 - 1200 m.a.s.l

bayucca 10 years ago

On what altitude you found this one??

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 21, 2012

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