Subject: Moth ID
Location: Monteverde, Costa Rica
November 19, 2013 12:48 pm
I was in January 2013 in Costa Rica and saw a lot of bugs.
I search the net and bought some books but still didn’t find all the names.
Maybe you can help me with the determination of a few species.
This Arctiidae spec I found in Monteverde, january 2013 Costa Rica
This is not an Arctiid, but rather a Saturniid or Giant Silkmoth. We visited The World’s Largest Saturniidae Site and we believe it is Dirphia horcana. You may view a mounted specimen on Lepidoptera Pro. We will try to contact Bill Oehlke for confirmation.
It is a Dirphia horcana female.
Dirphia subhorca females have brown lower wings while female horcana have orange underwings.
I would like permission to post this one so can you give me contact info. Very nice photo