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Leaf roller moth

Pseudatteria volcanica


Colourful day-flying metalmark moth as in the photo.


Rainforest at the top of a ridge at about 1100 m. It is close to a major road and spoilt habitat, but there is also quite a bit of forest left.


An hour's drive north of Tarapoto in an area close to 'Tarapoto Tunnel'.

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 2 years ago
Leaf-roller Moth
Pseudatteria chrysanthema Fieldguide
Leaf-roller moth
Pseudatteria sp. Flickr

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Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Dominik.
Good to have the correct one.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Gilma.
Dominik often IDs mine for me.

ID by bayucca...Leaf Roller Moth, Pseudatteria volcanica

The one I photograph almost identical to yours was ID as Leaf roller Moth
Pseudatteria volcanica... Spotting

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele.
I have another in that genus which is my nearest. However I sometimes find similar ones in different genera.

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Hi Les! This is a Leaf-roller moth (Tortricidae), Pseudatteria sp.
I hope someone else gets the exact species for you.

Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

Barranquita, San Martín, Peru

Spotted on Sep 19, 2018
Submitted on Nov 2, 2018

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