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Eyetailed Moth (female)

Sematura luna

Description:

A big moth, disturbed during the day in primary tropical rainforest, on the other side of the Sarapiqui River from Selva Verde Lodge, in Costa Rica. Sematurinae is a subfamily of moths in the family Sematuridae, represented by at least 29 species in the Neotropics.

Habitat:

Primary Tropical rainforest.

Notes:

Possibly Sematura luna?

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17 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Rick and Emily...

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

Gorgeous! Wow!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Mona...

RickLampman
RickLampman 7 years ago

Very " BEAUTIFUL" Congrats :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Awesome !!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

gorgeous indeed, Carol...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Gorgeous!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Gilma... still so.o.o.o many to upload!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks to bayucca and annika for figuring out the exact ID for this beautiful moth.

What a Beauty!! Love that Moth!!
Thank you for sharing the spottings you found while in Costa Rica, pamsai.
PURA VIDA!!

Annika
Annika 7 years ago

Glad to help!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

I did too much IDs to remember any details... ;-)...
Thanks for pointing that out.

Annika
Annika 7 years ago

Hi, I checked past spottings and bayucca, you ID'd one of these a year ago here www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11127479 but that one was a male. You also commented with this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenette... for a female comparison on the same spotting. Looks to me like this one is a female Sematura luna. :)

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks bayucca...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Yes, most probably Sematura luna. I will check later, I have somehow in my mind there was another one in CR, but I am not sure.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Yes Reiko, it was....

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

How beautiful!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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