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Geometrid Moth

Lophochorista calliope

Description:

About 3.5cm wingspan. Brown body, white wings with green markings.

Habitat:

Semi-arid region during rainy season.


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7 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 weeks ago

Thank you Tukup!

Tukup
Tukup 4 weeks ago

Congratulations on SOTD Felix. Nice catch.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing this one as SOTD! Much appreciated.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a month ago

Felix, what a beautiful moth! Congratulations, your spotting has been selected as spotting of the day!

It's Day 2 of National Moth Week and we are seeing some beautiful moths worldwide! Here is Lophochorista calliope, a beautiful geometrid, or inchworm moth from Mexico spotted by Project Noah user Felix Fleck. This moth is an incredible bird poop mimic.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a month ago

Thanks! A real beauty, and very well concealed.

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a month ago

The green on wings almost look transparent,cool

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a month ago

What a beauty!

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.52, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Jul 14, 2019
Submitted on Jul 21, 2019

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