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Green-banded Urania Moth

Uraniidae: Uraniinae: Urania leilus


Black moth with green stripes of various thicknesses starting from the back and extending out diagonally towards the front. It has two tails that taper into thin points.


Forests of the Amazon Basin near Tarapoto, Peru.


This is one of many species of moths and butterflies that live in the forests of northeast Peru. This moth was found by Christian Alessandro Perez, doing research of Heliconius Butterflies in South America in the summer of 2015. This picture was also taken by him. I have his permission to share it.

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1 Comment

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

Es tan hermosa con ese color verde tornasol, muy buen hallazgo !! gracias por mostrarnos esa belleza sudamericana....

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Tarapoto, San Martín, Peru

Spotted on Jun 7, 2015
Submitted on Jul 27, 2015

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