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Moth

Description:

Small elongate moth which mimics bark, 8mm long. The upper wings have several patches of large scales which stand upright, looking like chips of bark on a tree truck. The coloring is all in shades of browns and beige. Notice the short sharp little backward-directed spines on the hairy palpi of the head.

Habitat:

At garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Thank you Dawn, its so true, we would never find these things if they were in their own habitat.

So cool Lauren! I wonder how many times they are just passed by due to their excellent camouflage!!

LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 23, 2019
Submitted on Jun 24, 2019

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