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Remarkable little day-flying moth with a yellow and black striped body and black and white striped legs, about 1 cm long. The last two pictures are of a different individual found on August 22, 2015 in a park close to the original sighting. This female was trapped in a spider web in a window, she flew away after being released so I only got a single but OK picture of the upper side of the wings. This moth looks like those of the genus Cyllopoda, but I could not find any with a stripped abdomen like this one. Family Geometridae.
First 3 pictures - Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters. Last 2 pictures - Chorreadero Park, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas.
A REVIEW OF THE NEOTROPICAL GENUS CYLLOPODA (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE: STERRHINAE: CYLLOPODINI) 2008 http://www.troplep.org/TLR/18-2/Lewis-Co...
Lat: 16.73, Long: -92.93
Spotted on Aug 2, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013
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