Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Ghost Tiger Moth

Leucanopsis lurida


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 ( 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.


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


Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

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

Related Spottings

Tiger Moth Erebid moth Tiger Moth

Nearby Spottings

Mirid Plant Bug Checkered Beetle Tropical Banded House Cricket Small Scarab
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team