Subject: Silk Moth
Location: Southern Belize
January 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Pretty sure this is a silk moth but would like to be more specific.
Signature: Jerry Brown

Rothschildia species

Rothschildia species

Hi Jerry,
Your Giant Silkmoth is in the genus
Rothschildia, and there are several species in Central America that look somewhat similar.  We believe this may be Rothschildia lebeau, but we are not certain.  You can compare your individual to the image on the Moths of Belize website.  We will contact Bill Oehlke to see if he can confirm the species identification.

Location: Belize

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