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Silkworm Moth

Colla rhodope

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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