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  1. This looks a bit like Metoeca foedalis that occurs in Australia and Asia!
    http://bunyipco.blogspot.com/2010/08/aquatic-moths.html

    I'd maybe look towards something in that genus or the Spilomelinae subfamily of Crambidae. What do you guys think?
    Posted 5 months ago, modified 5 months ago
    1. That is some excellent detective work! It looks like Metoeca sp. contains only a single species. As you said, largely distributed towards Africa, Asia and Australia but check out this single observation from Ecuador:
      https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13568052

      Looks visually identical to me?
      Posted 5 months ago
      1. It does look visually identical, I am just unsure of the distribution. It seems to already have a large range though? Posted 5 months ago
        1. I'd say let's go for it :) Posted 5 months ago

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''Metoeca'' is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species ''Metoeca foedalis'', which has a wide distribution, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia .

The wingspan is about 15 mm. Adult are white with dark brown dots and lines and pale brown blobs.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 1, 2019. Captured Oct 21, 2018 19:44 in Orito, Putumayo, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm