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I'm glad this one came to the white sheet. I'd never find this one on a tree!
Jakubko thanks for getting this moth identified! I didn't recognize it as the same as the Hyperchiria carabobensis I photographed with the wings open.
I apologize for the suggestion even though you had the ID. I didn't come across your own photo until after when I Googled "Hyperchiria."
Here is another photo you took, showing the hindwings. http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/133...I could also see this being Hyperchiria nausica, although in H. nausica, it looks like the black on the inside of the forewing connects only sometimes. The two species may not even be identifiable by a photo.Hyperchiria nausica:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...Hyperchiria carabobensis:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Hyperchiria sp., the moths in this genus and related genera are very variable and can be sexually dimorphic to an extent, so the species ID is tentative. I'm basing it primarily in the link in the suggestion. The fourth pair of photos in the link look absolutely identical to yours, so as long as the ID made in the comments below the photos is correct, I think it may be safe to call this one Hyperchiria carabobensis.Hyperchiria:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...Hyperchiria carabobensis:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...Hyperchiria guatemalensis looks similar too:http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Thanks Tom, I'll check out the link.
Karen, to my eye it looks like it belongs in the same family. If you Google the family a lot comes up with quite a few with the lower wings expanded out beyond the top wings. https://www.google.com/search?q=Lasiocam...
Lovely!Tom, can you take a look at this & let me know if it is the same family? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/167... Thanks!
Thanks RieloS and Nuwan. It looks something like this one from Malaysia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17487183@N0...
Thanks drP, and Donna the moth was about 1 inch long. Jakubko, that other moth looks the same or closely related. Hopefully some day these will be identified.
Great camouflage. How big is this moth?
Wonderful! Here is a very very similar species here on PN, although unknown as well:http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126...
Wow, what a mimic!
Spotted on Mar 27, 2011 Submitted on Feb 26, 2013
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