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Silkworm Moth

Colla rhodope


A beautiful moth of abut 2 cm in length which curls the tip of the abdomen to the side. The olive green and white coloring make this moth look like a large excreta from a bird. The antennae are wide, combed and orange. Family Bombycidae, American Silkworm Moth, with the common name of Drury's Greasy Roller.


Came to an ultraviolet light set up along the highway on a cliff between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 18.5, 1164 meters elevation.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.73, Long: -92.93

Spotted on Jul 27, 2016
Submitted on Sep 7, 2016

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