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Gorgonidia Tiger Moth

Gorgonidia buckleyi

Description:

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Phaegopterina, Gorgonidia buckleyi. Wildsumaco Lodge, 1450 m asl, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

Habitat:

Neotropical rainforest. Altitudes from 500 m to 2000 m asl. There are several other species, which sometimes only differ in details, but in general the genus is unmistakable for it colors and markings.

Notes:

Attracted to blacklight on the empty terrace of the Wildsumaco Lodge. The light I got from an old friend from facebook (Jim McClarin, a coleopterist) which I invited together with Andreas Kay to the lodge. So we had the whole lodge for us! Nothing more to add that I usually had an 18 h day with hunting bugs all the day and night... Hiring the best bird guy (Byron) I converted him to a butterfly and bug guy and a real mothman!

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3 Comments

Wowwwww,,, wonderful!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 months ago

That is just too bizarre to be real!! Amazing.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 months ago

Extraordinarily beautiful!

Timbara, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

Lat: -4.06, Long: -78.91

Spotted on Jul 29, 2018
Submitted on Jul 29, 2018

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