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Giant Butterfly Moth

Amauta cacica, Sugar Cane Borer, Female


I was confused by the antenas, because they look like Butterfly antenas. But she is a Moth they call her "Butterfly Moth"....I moved her from the Trellis I am building to a Plant in the Garden and she stayed for 2 and a half day there...she did not lay eggs...


Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaca National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.


Castniidae are a family of day flying moths with clubbed antennae. Breaking all the rules.

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You are welcome. Love sharing my Costa Rican Garden creatures.

i_munasinghe 9 months ago

Interesting! Thankyou for sharing the information.

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.07, Long: -84.52

Spotted on Jun 9, 2019
Submitted on Jun 13, 2019

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