Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Geometrid moth

Racasta spatiaria

Description:

A small (6mm wingspan), white moth with tan streaks in the wings (4 lines in thye upper wing, 3 lines in the lower wings. Also the edge of the wings is tan.

Notes:

Geometridae, Ennominae.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago
Unknown
Racasta spatiaria STRI Research Portal - Racasta spatiaria


Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 months ago

Thank you Tukup.

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago

Bayucca is correct, it is a Geometer moth. We also have these in Ecuador. I believe my ID is correct but it could also be a Racasta media. I believe the colors of R. spatiaria (gray on silver) more closely resemble yours as R. media appears more brown on white. Beautiful shot Sergio.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Thank you bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Looks for me like Geometridae, Ennominae. Sorry, cannot get closer than that at the moment. I thought it might be a Leucula sp., but no match found so far.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 29, 2018
Submitted on Jun 3, 2019

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team