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Tussock Moth


Brown moth with distinctive circles on the upper 1/3 of the upper wings. There are also similar circles in the same place on the underwings as can be seen in pictures 2 and 3, the rest of the underwings are a pale tan color (picture 1). The legs are hairy and held forward of the head at rest. About 1.5 cm long. Family Lymantriidae.


Came to an ultraviolet light, Finca Argovia, Ruta de Café, Soconusco Area of Chiapas, about 2 hours north of Tapachula.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 18, 2015
Submitted on May 11, 2016

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