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Parachma lequettealis, Ivoloina park, Madagascar Another distribution mystery. The visual match with Arta epicoenalis is very strong, yet this is an Americas species. Africa,Ivoloina park,LepiLED,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Parachma lequettealis,World Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Parachma lequettealis, Ivoloina park, Madagascar

Another distribution mystery. The visual match with Arta epicoenalis is very strong, yet this is an Americas species.

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  1. The similarity is so strong. Maybe it's the same species? Or, perhaps there is a similar genus in the subfamily Chrysauginae that we don't know of?

    Like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachma_lequettealis
    Posted one month ago
    1. Whoa, how did you even find it? It looks convincing in terms of a visual match and distribution seems close enough for a tentative ID. Thanks! Posted one month ago
      1. Yay! I searched and searched, found nothing. Then, did a 2 second google image search for "Arta moth Africa" and this popped up, lol. Posted one month ago
        1. Nice! Posted one month ago

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''Parachma lequettealis'' is a moth of subfamily Chrysauginae in the genus ''Parachma''. It was described by Christian Guillermet in 2011, and is endemic to RĂ©union, an island in the Indian Ocean.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 15, 2020. Captured Jul 23, 2019 20:34.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm