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Ghost Moth

Andeabatis chilensis

Description:

large moth, 10cm, only species in its genus

Habitat:

southern temperate forest

Notes:

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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4 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Very much so. Definitely cousins.

dandoucette
dandoucette 2 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 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?

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Bío Bío, Chile

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

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