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Green pug, La Isla Escondida, Colombia  Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Green pug,La Isla Escondida,Pasiphila rectangulata,Putumayo,South America,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Looks like a pug moth (Geometridae) to me. Maybe Pasiphila sp.? It really resembles Pasiphila rectangulata, but the distribution seems off. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! I checked Pasiphila rectangulata, it seems very variable and widely distributed. No direct reports from Colombia does not mean much, we're pretty much making those reports right now ;)

      I find this observation pretty convincing:
      https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13747005
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. I agree! Posted 4 months ago

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The green pug (Pasiphila rectangulata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is sometimes placed in the genus Chloroclystis or Rhinoprora. It is common throughout the Palearctic region (from Ireland to Japan) and the Near East.

Typically this species has green wings with distinct dark bars but it can be quite variable and is often mostly dark brown with little green. The green coloration also fades over time."Green, more or less dulled with black, the lines black, the postmedian forming.. more

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Uploaded Feb 1, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 19:44.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm