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Lichen Sallow Moth

Feralia sp.

Description:

A striking lichen mimic moth of the family Noctuidae, subfamily Psaphidinae. This one was in perfect condition, I have found this once before but more battered and without all of the pattern discernible. 2 cm in length.

Habitat:

Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

Notes:

http://www.nearctica.com/moths/noctuid/p... http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 3 weeks ago

Thank you Brian. This one doesn't match any of the species from the Pacific Northwest, where they are most common.

Brian38
Brian38 3 weeks ago

Lichen moths are so cool! That's a beauty!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jun 20, 2019
Submitted on Jun 24, 2019

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