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Spotting

Description:

Colourful clearwing day-flying moth. There were several fairly similar ones on the trip.

Habitat:

Rainforest at around 1400 m.

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17 Comments

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Lisa.
My last 2 trips have had a large number of amazing butterflies and moths.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 2 years ago

Stunning!

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

There are many fabulous diurnal moths in Peru.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful photo....a beautiful moth....

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Mark and Gaby.
One where my photo shows it well - too often they do not.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Fantastic moth.

Gaby3
Gaby3 2 years ago

How beautiful! Great picture also.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Not yet ready...

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

You seem to be working hard on my photos rather than sorting your own from Ecuador!
I had no idea the veins were that important.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

I have to carefully check them all. Not the same genus looking at the veins, m which is the most important criteria.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

I see you put the same basic comment on Kathy's photo Dominik. They are similar but I suspect different genera even.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Dominik!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Not Sesiidae but Arctiinae, Ctenuchina. Not yet sure about the genus. I have seen several similar ones, but these clearwing moths are usually quite tricky. I will keep an eye on it...

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele and Dr NT.
I do not know Kathy but she and I do have some contact on Flickr. I will look that up. I see I have already commented on it a few months ago.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Simply beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Possibly family Sesiidae.
Here's a similar (but different) one from this family, same location:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kmalone98/...
I will try to get an expert.

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 2 years ago

Thanks again.
It is a pretty moth and the transparency shows well.

Les Catchick
Spotted by
Les Catchick

Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Nov 16, 2016
Submitted on Jan 25, 2018

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