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Moths are insects that belong to the order Lepidoptera (Their bodies and wings are covered with scales) and inhabit the earth from the Jurassic period. They are characterized by their striking antennas in a filament, combs, pens, etc. Which they use to detect certain substances.


It is estimated that 3 out of 10 moths in the world live in the Neotropics. These photos were taken in Costa Rica, where there are between aprox. 13-16 thousand species.


Moths are important because they provide food for birds, bats and rodents but may be a problem for agriculture.The larvae of some moths can feed on wool clothing, which can damage the laundry.

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1 Comment

Latimeria 8 years ago

Hi emenafoto, it looks like all the moths in your spotting are different species. Each spotting is supposed to be of only one individual, so you should split them up and submit them as four different spottings. They're all beautiful pictures, and it will be easier for the community to identify them if they each have their own page. If you have any questions about how to do it, just let me know!

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San Jose, San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.94, Long: -84.05

Spotted on Apr 19, 2011
Submitted on Apr 20, 2011

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