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Therinia transversaria, until recently was classified Asthenidia transversaria. This is a swallow-tailed moth (foto #3) that has a wingspan of about 7-8 cm. It is a brilliant white with 4 light gray stripes on each set of wings and a pair of black spots on the tip of each tail.
This beautiful moth was photographed in a house in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador @ 700 masl. I would imagine it can also be found outside in a somewhat more natural setting.
This beautiful moth joined me at my desk as many insects seem to. It was most cooperative as far as taking pictures goes. It appeared quite content to sit under the light while I was working.
Spotted on Jul 15, 2017
Submitted on Mar 9, 2019