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Subject: Unidentified Costa Rican moth no. 2
Location: Arenal Observatory Lodge, Costa Rica
February 26, 2014 7:50 pm
This is the second most impressive moth that I was unable to identify. Also at about 600 meters, Caribbean slope. Fairly large, wingspan was probably 2-3 inches, maybe a bit more. Thanks.
Signature: Ben Jesup

Unknown Moth

Unknown Moth

Hi Ben,
We are posting your unidentified Moth and we hope that you might eventually get an identification.  We frequently get comments many years later, and when that much time has elapsed, it is rare for us to be able to email back to the original querant with an ID, so we would urge you to provide a comment on the posting with any additional information that will be helpful so that the marvels of the internet will compensate for the shortcomings of the WTB? editorial staff.

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Location: Arenal, Costa Rica

One Response to Unknown Moth from Costa Rica

  1. Ben Jesup says:

    With some more research, I think this may be a Metria species (Eribinae, Ophiusini). Closest match at the BOLD Systems site seems to be M. subrosea, but I can’t find a good picture of one.

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