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Banded Tussock Moth

Halysidota orientalis

Description:

Amazing design! Very unassuming until I took a closer look, 60mm-2 3/4inch, open one time only, pale yellow underwings. For NMW 2017

Habitat:

Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaka National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.


1 Species ID Suggestions

SG in CR
SG in CR 2 years ago
Tussock Moth
Halysidota orientalis Halysidota orientalis -- Discover Life


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16 Comments

Thank you Leuba Ridgway, Plants and trees are amazing but it takes a lot of (enjoyable) time...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Thank you for understanding Gilma and thank you for sharing all these beauties with us.. I know it sounds repetitive but each spotting should stand on its own. You have a lovely place and the plants there must be equally amazing - lucky!

Thank you for the suggestion Leuba Ridgway, it will always be the same because all of them are in my Garden and Property. But I will described the habitat.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Gilma, All your moths are superb and the spottings would be great if you add just a line about their habitat - the kind of surrounds you found them in. Thanks.

Thank you LeanneGarner and Maria dB.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Beautiful pattern!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

Wow! This is stunning!

Thank you, flowntheloop, Leuba Ridgway and Mark Ridgway. First time I take a photograph of it....Glad I did.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Wonderful patterns hard to believe it's natural.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Fabulous ! Thanks for sharing this Gilma.

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

I have to keep staring at your photos! It looks like it is made from fabric (polyester) from the 1970s! Absolutely in love.

Thank you so much for the ID, SG in CR. I will edit.

Your are welcome, staccyh. Love sharing here in PN with all of you.

staccyh
staccyh 2 years ago

Wow, this is such a beautiful moth! Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you flowntheloop, I also said that when I took a closer look.....

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

Wow! How gorgeous is this!?

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.07, Long: -84.52

Spotted on Jul 26, 2017
Submitted on Jul 27, 2017

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