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Magma moth

Yidalpta auragalis (Guenée, 1854)


A beautiful moth very rare to see


The municipality of Huejutla de Reyes is located within the physiographic province of the Sierra Madre Oriental (also called Sierra Alta Hidalguense) and the Coastal Plain of the North Gulf. Altitude: 140 masl (459 ft) The average annual temperature of 31°C (87°F), the rainfall is 1,500 millimeters per year. Vegetation types: The most integrated mountain mesophilic forest areas are located in the western zone of Huejutla de Reyes, occupying an area of 0.92%. The high forest and medium perennifolia forest are concentrated in the southeast area and represent 0.96% of the municipal territory. The medium subperennifolia jungle is located in the central and northern part of Huejutla de Reyes (9.76% of the territory), in a relief that goes from plain to slopes, where there are drier conditions and with rapid drainage, are fragmented jungles, interspersed with vegetation secondary and agricultural areas.

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

That's a great spotting Eduardo! And congrats for the nomination!

It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Eduardo Axel Recillas Bautista

Thanks for the nomination!

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Subtle beauty.

DanielePralong a year ago

Wonderful! Thanks for your reply Eduardo. Any other information you can provide, such as the habitat you found it in, would be great.

It's true Daniele, this year I've been lucky to see her three times so far this year

DanielePralong a year ago

Stunning Eduardo! There only seems to be one other image available online and it's a pinned specimen:

Hidalgo, Mexico

Lat: 21.16, Long: -98.39

Spotted on Jul 21, 2018
Submitted on Jul 29, 2018

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