Subject: Lepidoptera Madagascar
Location: Masoala, Madagascar
April 30, 2015 8:11 am
Besides the ladybug from last week I found a lot of other interesting creatures. Another one is this Lepidoptera, also from the jungle of Masoala, Madagascar.
Do you have any ideas? I was thinking in the direction of the Arctiinae (erebid moths) ?
Your image is a riot of primary, saturated color. Our first impression is also Arctiinae, and more specifically the Lichen Moths in the tribe Lithosiini, and you can view numerous North American species on BugGuide. Our initial search turned up nothing, and we really need to get some sleep after a long, hard day.
Update: We still haven’t located a species identification for this spectacular moth, and we are enlisting the assistance of our readership.