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I didn't know about the antennae. I get it now. Thank you, Mark and Bayucca.
Dayflying moths sometimes have different antennae. They do not use these huge feather-like antennae, because they check the mates by sight not in the dakness of the night when they need long-distance calls by pheromones. Your antennae are mosly filamentous or straight ones. They might have little combs for extending the surface.
I am very grateful for the help to Mark. I was eager to identify this moth butterfly. I'm just saying that there is something different in the antennae.
Hi Sckel. Lack of 'club' ends on antennae made me look moths. Lack of 'comb' made me think female.
Yes, Mark's ID is correct.
thanks, dan & Maria.
Mark, I looked at the ID you gave me, there are similarities. But Melanchroia is a genus of moths? I photographed this butterfly (thought it was a moth, but is, in my opinion, a butterfly) it does not have these antennae that look like a comb. I'll find pictures of her with outstretched wings amidst my 11 000 photos of insects, I hope I survive this.
female - http://www.flickr.com/photos/theoprado/3...
Dorsal view same?
Very nice series
Lat: -20.23, Long: -40.44
Spotted on Sep 16, 2013 Submitted on Sep 16, 2013