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Mint root borer moth, La Planada Nature Reserve, Colombia  Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Fumibotys fumalis,Geotagged,La Planada Nature Reserve,Mint root borer moth,South America Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Could be Pyrausta sp., Hyalobathra sp. (not occurring in area though), Fumibotys sp., or Udea sp.

    Basically, probably, maybe, something in the Subfamily Pyraustinae ;P
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Excellent, I'm think it may be this:
      https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3857003

      Wavy patterns match, as does color and banded legs.
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Perfect, and lol - I thought it looked familiar... Posted 2 months ago

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''Fumibotys'' is a monotypic moth genus of the family Crambidae which was described by Eugene G. Munroe in 1976. Its single species, ''Fumibotys fumalis'', the mint root borer moth, described by Achille Guenée in 1854, is found in most of North America.

The wingspan is about 20 millimetres . The forewings are orangish to light brown with a large dark patch near the middle of the wing. Adults are on wing from June to August.

Young larvae feed on the leaves of ''Mentha'' species,.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Apr 10, 2019. Captured Oct 29, 2018 21:11 in Unnamed Road, Ricaurte, Nariño, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm