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Moth

Hypocrita arcaei

Description:

2 1/4 inch wingspan

Habitat:

spotted on porch light of mountain side home


2 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Hypocrita arcaei Hypocrita arcaei
Hypocrita Moth
Hypocrita arcaei Hypocrita Moth

6 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

I've added two photos that I found in a file labled 'beetles'. (great system, huh?)

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

You guys are good; thanks. And happy new year to you!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

super cool! sometimes I get lucky!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Arctiidae, Pericopinae, Hypocrita arcaei. So we got some IDs at the same time! Cool!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

dora, if you look at the link for the hypocrita you will see in photo 11 the red markings at the costal margin is clearly visible along with the tiniest white color at the apex of the wing and naturally, the irridescent blue of the head and body.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Aunt...I actually did the I.D. from my butterfly's and moth guide for CR. However, I couldn't find a common name for this species. Great spotting. Soooo pretty!

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.15, Long: -83.74

Spotted on Dec 29, 2011
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

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