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cf Exquisite Emerald

Dyspteris tenuivitta

Description:

A nocturnal moth as in the photo. Very different to any other moth I have ever seen, which MAY help with ID.

Habitat:

At around 2330 m in a remote area but drawn to the lights at a lodge. That is above the altitude suggested in the link given by Daniele, but Adrian does not pretend that such details are accurate given the sparsity of sightings.

Notes:

Only one was seen whereas many other moths were seen in numbers.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Exquisite Emerald
Dyspteris tenuivitta Moths of the Andes - Dyspteris tenuivitta


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2 Comments

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele.
I am delighted to have that ID. I was disappointed in the photo given that the moth was stationary (on the door to my cabin).

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Beautiful moth and excellent photo Les!

Les Catchick
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Les Catchick

Jumbilla, Amazonas, Peru

Spotted on Sep 30, 2018
Submitted on Oct 11, 2018

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