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Galapagos Tebenna

Tebenna galapagoensis

Description:

The moth is sitting on a Darwiniothamnus flower.

Habitat:

Rim of Fernandina crater.

Notes:

Endemic to the Galapagos, this exquisite-looking small moth species has a wingspan of amount 1 cm. It has been found at various elevations on several islands of the archipelago. It feeds on Darwiniothamnus as a caterpillar. This plant of the daisy family suffered almost anhihilation on Isabela island after the unfortunate introduction of the cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi on the Galapagos.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful photo....

MaryL
MaryL 9 years ago

nice shot

Parroquia Tomas de Berlanga (Santo Tomas), Provincia de Gal√°pagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 13, 2005
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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