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Stinging Lichen Moth

Dirphiopsis trisignata

Description:

Wings are shades of brown with dark veins and a dark-edged pale median line on the forewings, whitish zigzag mark at the end of the discal cell. Furry chestnut abdomen.

Habitat:

Humid forest.

Notes:

Glad we didn't run into any caterpillars!

1 Species ID Suggestions

BillOehlke
BillOehlke 4 years ago
Dirphiopsis flora
Dirphiopsis flora http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/indexos.htm


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1 Comment

BillOehlke
BillOehlke 4 years ago

I am pretty sure the moth is Dirphiopsis flora. The other suggestion of Dirphiopsis trisignata is usually for a moth much further east in South America. I do not think that trisignata is found on western side of Andes.
Bill Oehlke

LucindaWestwood
Spotted by
LucindaWestwood

Parroquia Salango, Provincia de Manabí, Ecuador

Lat: -1.59, Long: -80.84

Spotted on Jul 28, 2015
Submitted on Sep 13, 2015

Spotted for Mission

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