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Ghost Moth

Andeabatis chilensis


large moth, 10cm, only species in its genus


southern temperate forest


I spotted this moth along on the ground along the trail in Huerquehue national park. It looked like it had just died and had 4 bees feeding on its head. It was quite a bizarre scene. I shooed alway the bees to take some photos.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Very much so. Definitely cousins.

dandoucette 3 years ago

Thanks Mark. It does sound similar. Do they look at all similar?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Great find Dan. The name speaks of Gondwana. Oz has a small genus of Hepialidae called 'Abantiades' Do you think it's taxonomist mischief playing with acronyms?

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Bío Bío, Chile

Spotted on Mar 16, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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