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Pelochyta Tiger Moth

Pelochyta affinis


At moth light after dark


Forest surrounding Rancho Naturalista


From Wikipedia: Pelochyta affinis is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Rothschild in 1909. It is found in Ecuador. From iNaturalist: Insects Class Insecta. Winged and Once-winged Insects - Subclass Pterygota. Butterflies and Moths - Order Lepidoptera Owlet Moths and Allies - Superfamily Noctuoidea Underwing, Tiger, and Tussock Moths and Allies - Family Erebidae Tiger Moths and Allies - Subfamily Arctiinae Genus: Pelochyta Pelochyta affinis

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bayucca 4 years ago
Pelochyta Tiger Moth
Pelochyta affinis BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser - Pelochyta affinis {species}

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yahk66 4 years ago

Thanks so much, Bayucca. I love the orange with black spotting!

bayucca 4 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Pelochyta affinis. New one, even for me ;-).

I will do some more IDs for you, but give me some more time...

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Provincia Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 24, 2017
Submitted on May 29, 2017

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