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Erebid Moth

Hemeroblemma cf. dolosina

Description:

Metallic blue and purple moth which appeared brown in poor lighting. This means that the moth's scales were brown, but had nano-structures on them which reflect only blue light.

Habitat:

Central American rain forest in the Mayan Mountains of Belize


3 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 3 years ago

I don't have a photo without a flash sadly, the location was extremely dim and I didn't have a place to store the specimen overnight.

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Erebidae, Erebinae, Thermesiini, Hemeroblemma sp. and it is either Hemeroblemma dolosina or Hemeroblemma dolosa. I slightly tend to Hemeroblemma dolosina due to the slightly different and less strong markings in Dolosina. Do you have another picture without flash (if this one would be flash?)?.
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/318962-H...

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

Cayo, Belize

Lat: 17.09, Long: -88.61

Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on May 29, 2016

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