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Rothschildia Moth

Rothschildia triloba

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Rothschildia Moth
Rotschildia triloba

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Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago


Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 7 years ago

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

bayucca 7 years ago

On what altitude you found this one??

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.81, Long: -84.13

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

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