Subject: Moth id
Location: Southern Portugal
December 9, 2016 2:41 pm
Could you id this moth for me please. I’ve had no success elsewhere.
The photo was taken in southern Portugal in May.
Signature: David B

Diurnal Moth

Diurnal Moth

Dear David,
Perhaps our readership will have better luck identifying this lovely, orange, diurnal moth since our initial search has not produced an answer for you.  We searched both Encyclopedia of Life Moths of Portugal and The Lepidoptera of Portugal.  We suspect this moth is either in one of the following families:  Geometridae, Pyralidae, or Crambidae.

Location: Portugal

2 Responses to Diurnal Moth from Portugal probably Geometer Moth

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    I don’t think it’s Pyraloidea because of the antennae. Naturdata is a good source from Portugal, I think it can be a Lythria http://naturdata.com/taxa/Animalia/Arthropoda/Insecta/Lepidoptera/Geometridae/Lythria this image may explain the coloration: http://r.a.r.e.free.fr/interactif/photos%20sterrhinae/sanguinaria.jpg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *