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Giant Silkmoth

Rhescyntis hippodamia

Description:

This is one of the largest moths in Costa Rica, with a wingspread of more than seven inches. The wings have a handsome pattern of brown markings shading to pinkish. The host plant for this beautiful moth is Virola Koschynyi, in the family Myristicaceae.

Habitat:

This moth is found at lower and middle elevations in rainforest wherever Virola trees are found. In this case 1100 m a.s.l.

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Jessie Aguilar
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Jessie Aguilar

Cedral, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 28, 2017
Submitted on Sep 28, 2017

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