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Moth 036*, La Isla Escondida, Colombia  Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,La Isla Escondida,Leucriris fimbriaria,Mimosa Pearl,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. SOOOO gorgeous! Great shot!

    Leucriris fimbriaria?
    Posted 2 days ago
    1. Looks like an exact match, and it has a beautiful name, thanks so much Lisa. Posted 2 days ago
      1. But also, can anyone tell me what the difference is between Leuciris beneciliata, Leuciris institata, and Leucriris fimbriaria? They all look very similar, have a similar distribution, and may or may not have spots on the wings...
        https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/317687-Leuciris-fimbriaria
        https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/539124-Leuciris-institata
        http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/187086041

        Posted 2 days ago
        1. That's a very good point. When I check reference photos of all 3, I fail to see an immediate difference. Yet I can easily see a difference between my photo and all three species: note how on my photo the black outline is very explicit and thick, not seen on any photo of all 3 species.

          I'm not sure if that means anything, if it is perhaps a variation of an individual or a look at a certain maturity level. My gut feeling is that the difference is pretty strong though.
          Posted 2 days ago, modified yesterday
        2. I agree that they all look very similar. I'd be curious to know the details, so please do share if you find any discrepancies. I just assumed L. fimbriaria as it seems to be the most common and was visually similar. As I told Ferdy, I don't have time to do as much research as I'd like right now! Ughhh!

          We definitely have the genus right. Maybe Ferdy should post it in the Facebook groups and see if anyone can point out the differences?
          Posted 2 days ago
          1. No worries, Lisa, it's all in good fun, and the genus is a great start. Will post it in the FB group although in my experience it's mostly a "like" machine, with very little actual help. Still worth a shot. Posted 2 days ago
            1. :D I hope you get some "bites" there! I'll tag my awesome professor if all else fails! He may be able to help you get to at least a family or genus on some of them! Posted 2 days ago
              1. Thanks, Lisa! Posted it in the group just now. Posted 2 days ago
                1. Agreed that they all look so similar, and yet yours is different from the rest! I have no idea if these are individual or species-related differences, but hope you get an answer in your FB group. The difference seems meaningful to me - especially since yours is so perfect and pristine without any spots on the wings. Plus, the thick orange margin. Whatever it is, it is seriously beautiful! Posted 2 days ago
  2. WOW!! Posted 2 days ago
    1. Seriously! Posted 2 days ago

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Leuciris fimbriaria occurs as a native species from Mexico to Peru. It has also been deliberately introduced to Australia. It has a wingspan of about 3cms. It was previously known by the name Teinocladia cuculliodes.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Dec 8, 2018. Captured Oct 18, 2018 19:28 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm