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Langsdorfia lunifera, La Isla Escondida, Colombia <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73509/langsdorfia_lunifera_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Langsdorfia lunifera, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/73509_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=VnO4xdEbRXL%2FU20x%2F9pZQh%2FMyRo%3D" width="106" height="152" alt="Langsdorfia lunifera, La Isla Escondida, Colombia https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73508/moth_117_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,La Isla Escondida,Langsdorfia lunifera,Putumayo,South America,World" /></a></figure> Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,La Isla Escondida,Langsdorfia lunifera,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful! Maybe Langsdorfia sp.? Posted 6 months ago
    1. Langsdorfia lunifera? Posted 6 months ago
      1. Agree with the genus for sure!

        What are the differences between Langsdorfia franckii and Langsdorfia lunifera?
        Posted 6 months ago
        1. First, thank you both, you are awesome!

          @Lisa: you ask the hardest question. I spent 20 minutes comparing them visually and each time I found a difference, another photo blew my theory. The only vague theory remaining is that it looks like Langsdorfia lunifera has the explicit golden speckles at the end of the wings, meaning I see it more clearly and more often on reference photos compared to franckii. Franckii, which on some photos doesn't have it at all, yet on some does have it vaguely.

          The added complexity is that it could be related to the individual itself, and I may also be looking at misidentified photos.

          Distributions differ slightly between the two but both are poorly reported from Colombia so it's not a conclusive difference.

          This is a long way of saying: I don't know :)

          What do you think?
          Posted 6 months ago
          1. I couldn't discern any definite differences and was leaning towards L. lunifera - but, I couldn't reach any real conclusion as to species. Posted 6 months ago
            1. I'm leaning towards it as well, as in a 55-45 balance with no way to rationally back it up :) Posted 6 months ago
              1. Exactly ;P Posted 6 months ago
  2. Looks like Langsdorfia lunifera Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks for the input. As you can see above, we were leaning towards that but not entirely sure, you tipped the balance enough for a tentative ID :) Posted 4 months ago

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Langsdorfia lunifera is a moth in the Cossidae family (carpenter millers)

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 30, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 19:16 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm