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Tiger moth with red striped socks

Chlorhoda tricolor Toulgoët


Reference: Piñas, F., S. Rab R., G. Onore., I. Manzano, Quito 2000, Mariposas del Ecuador, Vol. 20, Arctiidae

1 Species ID Suggestions

Flashing Footman Moth
Chlorhoda/Chloroda sp. Moths of the Andes - Chlorhoda thoracica

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago


KarenL 8 years ago

National Moth Week fun fact! Moths in the family Erebidae, subfamily Arctiinae, are known as tiger moths. They are brightly colored to signify their distastefulness to birds, and they emit clicks from a structure in their thorax known as the tympanum to interfere with the echolocation of bats. Some tiger moths are also able to emit a unpalatable liquid to show birds they may be harmful to eat. You can find out more about the Erebidae family in our blog today -

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago


AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

I'm with Smith Zoo on this one!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Vey special !

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago


Subin S
Subin S 8 years ago


LeanneGardner 8 years ago


injica 8 years ago

Amazing spotting!

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 8 years ago

Excellent Jakubko, thanks for ID and info!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

what a moth!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

I am absolutely in love with this moth!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

This is such a terrific moth! The moth in the link is Chlorhoda thoracica, which I do not necessarily think this species is, since your spotting has a much thicker yellow forewing outline.

It appears there is a bit of confusion as to how to spell the genus name. My suggestion link provides the genus name as Chlorhoda, whereas boldsystems classifies the genus name as Chloroda. Since both sources are quite reputable, I was a bit confused and labeled the genus as such in the suggestion. That being said, I do think the correct spelling is Chlorhoda, as searching Chlorhoda provided many more results of the genus this moth belongs to.

I hope this helps, I love all of your amazing spottings, just stellar!! :-)

Beautiful !

keithp2012 8 years ago

Very colorful!

christineg2071 8 years ago


Andreas Kay
Spotted by
Andreas Kay

Carchi, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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