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Geometrid Moth

Cyllopoda sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

A REVIEW OF THE NEOTROPICAL GENUS CYLLOPODA (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE: STERRHINAE: CYLLOPODINI) 2008 http://www.troplep.org/TLR/18-2/Lewis-Co...

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5 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Finally found another individual of this little day-flying moth and was able to get a picture of the upper wings. Still not sure what species it is, and no other species of Cyllopoda have a stripped abdomen like this one.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you dotun, I thought it was a little butterfly when flying! Never could get it to open it's wings. Maybe next time.

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Wonderful! Looks like a butterfly

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you Dan, he kind of looks like he has a prison uniform.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 8 years ago

Wow! Love the legs!

LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 2, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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