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Bat-mimic Moth


Approx 5cm long, with folded wings forming "ears". While we've read about moths mimicking the sounds of less tasty moths so they don't end up as prey for bats, we haven't been able to find anything about moths that mimic bats. Needless to say Manuel's sure this is a new species... Prove him wrong. Please.

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WOW!! It does looks like a bat, great spotting, manuelariasarias77.

Aaron_G 5 years ago

What a cool moth!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Lovely! Here is another photo of the same species, but a little bit lighter. The individual in this link seems to have the same markings yours has:

Costa Rica

Lat: 10.59, Long: -83.52

Spotted on Mar 4, 2014
Submitted on Mar 5, 2014

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