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Owlet Moth

Hypopyra cf. capensis


Large, leaf-shaped moth. It appears to have a dark ring on the head.


Tropical moist montane forest.


Moth sighted using a moth trap sheet (3rd photo).

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Flavio Oliveira
Flavio Oliveira 4 years ago

Thanks, that helped me identify it!

Davidbygott 4 years ago

Look at Erebinae, genus Hypopyra, and you'll see some similar species.

Tanga, Tanzania

Lat: -5.10, Long: 38.63

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014

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