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Ghost Tiger Moth

Leucanopsis lurida

Description:

This is a large Tiger Moth at 3 cm (some even reach 4 cm). This is the female, which is much more pale than the male (for both sexes together, see this spotting from 2012 (https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/15...). Females are almost entirely yellow beige, with very little coloring on the underwings or on the top of the abdomen (see picture 5). In the last picture, notice the strange little peg-like tufts on either side of the proboscis. Also, the upper surface of the front femora is orange. It doesn't seem to have a common name. The Ghost Tiger Moth would be a perfect name. Family Erebidae, Arctiinae.

Habitat:

Came to garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

Notes:

http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxB... http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxb... http://ftp.funet.fi/index/Tree_of_life/i... https://bugguide.net/node/view/1273076 https://bugguide.net/node/view/684669 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucanopsi... https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/293707-L...

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 11, 2019
Submitted on Jul 13, 2019

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