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Rothschilds Moth

Rothschildia erycina.

Description:

A large beautiful moth with a 4 to 6 inch wingspan and triangular or oval areas on both the fore wings and the hind wings. Also called a Window Winged Saturnian or Rothschild Atlas Moth.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforests in Central and South America.

Notes:

This photo was taken at the Ceiba Tops boat launch on the Amazon River just south of Iquitos.

15 Comments

AmazonWorkshops
AmazonWorkshops 8 years ago

Some love for our rangers! Thanks bayucca for helping with the ID on this one. And thanks Karen L for using this spotting in the blog on July 28.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I think you can add now the complete scientific name.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wonderful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 8 years ago

So pretty!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Congratulations! A great moth!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely Moth... right honor...!!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Amazon Workshops, this lovely giant has been chosen to represent South America in the blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! I'm heading to South America this winter, Rothschild moth is at the top of my insect wishlist.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

What striking colors!

AmazonWorkshops
AmazonWorkshops 9 years ago

@ bayucca. Thanks for the reference and the ID suggestion!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Usually one should not ID a Saturniidae by picture. In this case, however, I am confident that it is Erycina. You should verify it anyway. And I definitely know they place you found it ;-)...

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

fantastic colors

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

I love his colors! Great shot!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Incredible!
Welcome to Noah! Your Blue Morpho is wonderful but this moth is royalty!

AmazonWorkshops
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Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jul 9, 2010
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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