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Dotted moth resembling a beetle
Location: Tampico, Mexico
April 12, 2012 12:30 pm
Hi Daniel!
I found this little guy (about an inch and a half) in the walls of my university. I’ve never seen one like this. It caught my attention because I mistook it for a beetle, upon closer look I realized it was a moth with its wings closed. The pattern is very pretty, almost art nouveau. Do you have any clue on this guy?
Signature: Rexnatus

Hieroglyphic Moth

Dear Rexnatus,
Hieroglyphic Moth seems a very appropriate name for this Owlet Moth,
Diphthera festiva.  It has been profiled on the Featured Creatures website.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Mexico

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