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Geometer moth

Opisthoxia lineata

Description:

1 1/2" wingspan moth

Habitat:

Rainforest

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15 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks for all your help Andreas!

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 9 years ago

Sorry Karen, but I couldn't find an image online either :(

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Andreas! I couldn't find an image online - do you have a resource suggestion I could use?

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 9 years ago

According to
Piñas, F., Quito 2005, Mariposas del Ecuador. Vol. 8, Geometridae, Subfam: Ennominae
this looks like
Opisthoxia lineata Warren 1904

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

It is! Thanks Carol!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

I was going to say similar. Japanese fan. Cool! Lovely spot!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

A beauty!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks Guys!
Juan, this certainly looks related to the moth in your spotting.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Stellar. I'm dying to see one of these.

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 10 years ago

Looks like a Chinese fan

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Gilma, it certainly looks like to same genus. i will have to do more research when I have time.

Looks very much like my spotting.
Opisthoxia Miletia Moth, Opisthoxia miletia
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/157...

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks for the tip Fyn. I'm thinking more likely one of the upside down moths - Urapteroides sp. but yet to find a match.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Looks like a Swallowtail moth sp. - (Uraniidae)

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 5, 2012
Submitted on Dec 9, 2012

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