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Moth

Eustixis sapotearum

Description:

Approximately 25 mm long. The adult moth has red forewings with with dark veins, and with yellow markings along the costa, and at the apex and tornus. The hindwings are plain scarlet. The abdomen is also scarlet. The males are rather paler than the females. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Habitat:

Found in rainforest @ 1000 M elevation

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6 Comments

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Thanks Lauren, I'm not sure if it has a common name

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Beautiful! This is the adult of the larva with the built-in balloons? Larva and adult are equally amazing!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Added ID

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Thanks Shanna, still no ID on this one as yet

ShannaB
ShannaB 10 years ago

Wow, awesome.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Added photo

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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