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Hyperthaema sanguineata (Erebidae) Huila, Reserva Merenberg, 2200 m. The oldest private reserve in Colombia. Colombia,Geotagged,Hyperthaema sanguineata,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hyperthaema sanguineata (Erebidae)

Huila, Reserva Merenberg, 2200 m. The oldest private reserve in Colombia.

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  1. WOW!! Posted one year ago
  2. What a fancy moth! Posted one year ago
  3. Wild! Posted one year ago
  4. I really hurt my eyes with this shot Rodrigo.
    Posted one year ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Many members of our JungleDragon community have a thing for moths. We LOVE them. Why? Because they are awesome! They are not drab (okay, some are) or boring! They are not “ugly butterflies”! These nocturnal, winged wonders are actually some of the most successful creatures on Earth!

    Moth species outnumber butterflies by more than 10 to 1! And, not only is there a huge amount of moths on earth, but they are extraordinarily diverse in color, size, and shape. They are gorgeous!
    Plus, many are beneficial insects—playing a critical role in the biodiversity and functioning of the earth’s ecosystems. Of the approximately 160,000 species of moths, chances are that there are only a couple where you live that eat your clothes. Of course, it is true that some species of moths are major agricultural pests, but those are in the minority.

    Moths are key pollinators and they’re also an important food source for bats and birds. In an attempt to avoid predation, lots of moths are notorious for mimicking other animals: they may look like snakes, wasps, spiders, or even bird poop! Certain moths produce silk. They can actually be “farmed” for it and produce 130 million kilograms of raw silk each year! And, moth larvae are an important source of protein for people in many areas of the world.

    So, in conclusion, moths are awesome. Sadly, they are in decline. Major reasons for their decline include artificial light sources and light pollution. Artificial lights at night mess up the moth’s navigation, which has led to severe declines in moth populations and nocturnal pollination, worldwide. Other factors speeding their demise are climate change, loss of native plants, herbicides, and pesticides. We need deliberate action to prevent their continued decline before we lose even more of that which cannot be reclaimed. #JungleDragon #Moths

    The evidence of JungleDragon’s affinity for moths can easily be seen in our lists! Check them out!

    Magnificent Moths:

    Moths of Colombia…A very active list with most of the 800+ photos provided by Ferdy Christant and Peter Dexter Hoell:

    Moths of Madagascar:

    Moth Week 2020:

    Moth Mugshots (They are CUTE!):

    Moths and Butterflies:


    Posted one year ago
  6. Wonderful!! Posted one year ago

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''Hyperthaema sanguineata'' is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1865. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Rodrigo Bernal

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Uploaded Aug 18, 2020. Captured Jul 3, 2019 20:00 in Popayán-La Plata, La Plata, Huila, Colombia.
  • COOLPIX P900
  • f/7.1
  • 10/600s
  • ISO200
  • 13.4mm