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Castniinae butterfly

Histria fabricii


Found four of these flying around, in some mating ritual. This is the second registration ever of an alive individual of this species. Members of the family Castniinae have antennae like a butterfly but the body like a moth, being called giant moth butterfly. It didn't seem to have proboscis, but it did land on flowers.


Video of the moth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqGp9uwy...

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RS, Brazil

Lat: -29.36, Long: -50.81

Spotted on Jan 24, 2016
Submitted on Jan 24, 2016

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