Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Geometrid Moth

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years 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 2 years ago

Crambidae surely?

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team