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Striking Tiger Moth, shining in metallic hues of purple, yellow, green, and orange. About 2cm body length, with black head and thorax covered in hair; abdomen is striped purple and orange; the feathery antennae (male?) produce a green sheen depending on light. Forewings have a metallic purple section and a yellow one, which becomes more green towards the wing tips. This moth also has a number of white spots: on thorax three behind the head and two more towards the abdomen, two on the base of the abdomen and a row along each side of it, at the base of the forewings and several on the black sections on the wings.
Montane pine forest in Sierra Chincua, at around 3000m above sea level in Michoacán, Mexico.
Spotted on Feb 6, 2017
Submitted on Feb 9, 2017
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