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Dioptine moth

Nebulosa aliena


A smallish colourful day-flying moth. The photo is a better description than any words I can think of.


A small patch of primary rainforest below our lodge at an altitude of around 1350 m.


Another in the series of day-flying moth from this area which I hope get help with identifying.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 3 years ago
Dioptine Moth
Nebulosa aliena Nebulosa aliena image

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

Oops! I seem not to have updated that ID on my computer.
Thanks for the nomination.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

Oh yes, - just a bit higher up the road.
I am delighted if I can help at all.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago

Thanks Dominik.
As well as many great butterflies I also saw many great day-flying moths on this trip. Sadly the photo of this one is not sharp.

bayucca 3 years ago

Notodontidae, Dioptinae, Nebulosa aliena. Nice one! Note the same location in the link :-)
Thanks again for your valuable info about Wild Sumaco!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 3 years ago


Great Great Great Spotting!

Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

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Submitted on Jan 19, 2017

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