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Mystery moth, Ivoloina park,Madagascar Puzzled by this beauty. The overall pattern of dull brown mixed with areas of complex lining on yellow reminds of species in the Nematocampa genus. Yet this is an American genus, and the pattern seems upside down.<br />
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Closer to Madagascar there is Achaea illustrata:<br />
<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10986575" rel="nofollow">https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10986575</a><br />
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Yet not a match, and possibly misidentified. Africa,Geotagged,Ivoloina park,LepiLED,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mystery moth, Ivoloina park,Madagascar

Puzzled by this beauty. The overall pattern of dull brown mixed with areas of complex lining on yellow reminds of species in the Nematocampa genus. Yet this is an American genus, and the pattern seems upside down.

Closer to Madagascar there is Achaea illustrata:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10986575

Yet not a match, and possibly misidentified.

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  1. Definitely gorgeous and mysterious! Maybe related to this unidentified beauty:
    https://www.thaibugs.com/wp-content/gallery/noctuids-other/Lopharthrum%20like%20comprimens%202.jpg
    Posted 2 months ago

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Uploaded Mar 1, 2020. Captured Jul 23, 2019 21:35 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm