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Giant Leopard Moth

Hypercompe sp.

Description:

This Leopard moth is about 1.75" long. It was losing it's scales giving it a different look. The body has some orange colors as does the caterpillar of this genus. There are over 80 species in the Amercias.

Habitat:

Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica at the beginning of the dry season.

Notes:

Shot take at night near a fluorescent light.

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LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2014

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