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Colourful clearwing day-flying moth.
There were several fairly similar ones on the trip.
Rainforest at around 1400 m.
Thanks Lisa.My last 2 trips have had a large number of amazing butterflies and moths.
There are many fabulous diurnal moths in Peru.
A beautiful photo....a beautiful moth....
Thanks Mark and Gaby.One where my photo shows it well - too often they do not.
How beautiful! Great picture also.
Not yet ready...
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.
I have to carefully check them all. Not the same genus looking at the veins, m which is the most important criteria.
I see you put the same basic comment on Kathy's photo Dominik. They are similar but I suspect different genera even.
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...
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.
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.
Thanks again.It is a pretty moth and the transparency shows well.
Spotted on Nov 16, 2016 Submitted on Jan 25, 2018
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