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Tent Caterpillar Moth - Lappet Moth

Malacosoma sp.


A golden brown hairy Lappet Moth with 2 bands across the forewings. About 1.5 cm in length. Adult moth of the Tent Caterpillar. Probably the Forest Tent Caterpillar. Family Lasiocampidae.


Came to lights at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.


Many thanks to Ivonne Garzon for the identification. https://uwm.edu/field-station/lappet-mot... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasiocampi... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacosoma... http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed... https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/spec... https://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/ins...

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 10, 2019
Submitted on Jul 12, 2019

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