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Geometrid Moth


A rather odd moth, very flat and about 1.5 cm in length. It holds itself scarcely more than 2 or 3 mm above the surface. The legs are banded and there are zig-zag patterns on the wings. Family Geometridae, Subfamily Larentiinae.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


Thank you to Juan Carlos Garcia Morales of iNaturalist for the Subfamily level.

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LaurenZarate 8 months ago

Hi Mark, I didn't even venture a guess on this one, especially because of how it looked from the side. But Juan Carlos Garcia Morales of iNaturalist gave an ID as the subfamily Larentiinae of the Geometridae. Go figure!
Does look like lots of the Larentiinae on the web, shaped like this one: http://gallery.kunzweb.net/main.php?g2_i....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Crambidae surely?

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 14, 2018
Submitted on Dec 3, 2018

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