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Mimetic moth -Eupithecia sp. In the woods of Paraiso Quetzal, Costa Rica - April 2014.  Costa Rica,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mimetic moth -Eupithecia sp.

In the woods of Paraiso Quetzal, Costa Rica - April 2014.

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  1. Very cool camouflage! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, yes is a good mimicry! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Wow I haven't seen a moth do that. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Haha... me neither, that was a first and good luck that we noticed him! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Interesting! I may be way off but this does remind me a lot of a pug moth in the genus Eupithecia. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I will look into it. These are so hard to ID (for me, at least) Posted 4 years ago
      1. I did a quick search on Eupithecia in Costa Rica and saw that there are several species there. So maybe? I've got a few photos of Eupithecia moths from Minnesota where I live and feel the same way about being able to id them. Posted 4 years ago

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Uploaded Jul 22, 2018. Captured Apr 22, 2014 17:58 in Unnamed Road, San José, Costa Rica.
  • XZ-1
  • f/2.2
  • 1/30s
  • ISO200
  • 6mm