Rothschildia inca incecuatoriana
Saturniidae, Saturniinae, Attacini, Rothschildia inca incecuatoriana, female. Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador, 1450 m asl
Usually dense and dark rainforest, extremely hidden or camouflaged. Comes occasionally to the light traps.
Recently at the light, I thought a Rothschildia (which I never had seen before) would be nice, some minutes later sheet and terrasse was trembling, the sheet due to the moth and the terrasse due to my jippieh jumping... Since we (two friends from facebook) were the only guests at the lodge, we could install the full light trap equippement on the terrace in front of the lobby/restaurant. I was very happy, that Jim brought his mercury vapour lamp with him. In Europe it is no more possible to buy them.