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Ctenuchid Moth

Agyrta auxo

Description:

large moth, about 2.5'

Habitat:

tropical rainforest, amazon

Notes:

Spotted on Ageratum along the trail/road to the entrance to Canalendres.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Ctenuchid Moth
Agyrta auxo Picasa Web Albums - Lepido-france ALF


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20 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Karen and Karen!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

What a beauty!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Moth Week Fun Fact! Moths and butterflies make up the order Lepidoptera with 174,250 species, of which an estimated 160,000 are moths – more than ten times the number of butterfly species! But just how do you tell the difference between them?

In general butterflies have clubbed antennae, whereas moths’ are feathery or filament shaped. Moths’ bodies are typically fatter than butterflies’, and moths will usually rest with their wings spread, whereas butterflies rest with their wings closed.

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dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks NewYorker.

Evergreen
Evergreen 8 years ago

Incredible colors and pattern.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the ID, that looks more like it. Thanks Gerardo.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchina, Agyrta sp. and most probably Agyrta auxo.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://lepidoptera.pro/taxonomy/15861
I did not find any Uranophora matching yours:
http://boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrow...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow fantastic spot :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Emilie for the ID and thank you Jared, Mr. John, Adarsha, Joshua and valentine for the comments.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

gorgeous spotting Dan!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Love those colors !

MrJohn
MrJohn 8 years ago

Sweet pic.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 8 years ago

Uranophora sp., fam. Arctiidae.

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

Nice!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks christine and Noel.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Awesome spot, Dan!

christineg2071
christineg2071 8 years ago

Beautiful colors!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca, I did have a slight feeling it may be a moth. Thank you Mona.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Moth.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Stunning..

dandoucette
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Putumayo, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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