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Thetidia fulminaria A very rare moth! Geometridae,Geotagged,Iran,Moth Week 2020,Thetidia,Thetidia fulminaria,insecta,iran,lepidoptera,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Super rare indeed! Some popular online species databases don't even know it. Not just rare, also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this brilliant moth, Mohammad! Posted 9 months ago
    1. I was lucky enough to find it in north-east mountains of Iran Posted 9 months ago
  2. Beautiful find and photo!
    Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 9 months ago
  3. Amazing! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 9 months ago
  4. So beautiful <3 Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 9 months ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Many members of our JungleDragon community have a thing for moths. We LOVE them. Why? Because they are awesome! They are not drab (okay, some are) or boring! They are not “ugly butterflies”! These nocturnal, winged wonders are actually some of the most successful creatures on Earth!

    Moth species outnumber butterflies by more than 10 to 1! And, not only is there a huge amount of moths on earth, but they are extraordinarily diverse in color, size, and shape. They are gorgeous!
    Plus, many are beneficial insects—playing a critical role in the biodiversity and functioning of the earth’s ecosystems. Of the approximately 160,000 species of moths, chances are that there are only a couple where you live that eat your clothes. Of course, it is true that some species of moths are major agricultural pests, but those are in the minority.

    Moths are key pollinators and they’re also an important food source for bats and birds. In an attempt to avoid predation, lots of moths are notorious for mimicking other animals: they may look like snakes, wasps, spiders, or even bird poop! Certain moths produce silk. They can actually be “farmed” for it and produce 130 million kilograms of raw silk each year! And, moth larvae are an important source of protein for people in many areas of the world.

    So, in conclusion, moths are awesome. Sadly, they are in decline. Major reasons for their decline include artificial light sources and light pollution. Artificial lights at night mess up the moth’s navigation, which has led to severe declines in moth populations and nocturnal pollination, worldwide. Other factors speeding their demise are climate change, loss of native plants, herbicides, and pesticides. We need deliberate action to prevent their continued decline before we lose even more of that which cannot be reclaimed. #JungleDragon #Moths

    The evidence of JungleDragon’s affinity for moths can easily be seen in our lists! Check them out!

    Magnificent Moths:

    Moths of Colombia…A very active list with most of the 800+ photos provided by Ferdy Christant and Peter Dexter Hoell:

    Moths of Madagascar:


    Moth Week 2020:

    Moth Mugshots (They are CUTE!):

    Moths and Butterflies:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/photos/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife

    Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
  6. Wonderful, Mohammed!! Posted 6 months ago
  7. How beautiful! Posted 6 months ago
  8. Today's Facebook post:

    Happy New Year! To say that 2020 was a challenging year would be an understatement. But, it was not without beauty or inspiration. During 2020, the JungleDragon community uploaded more than 17,000 photos and over 3,700 new species to the website!

    Thank you to all of our members and supporters for your passion, dedication to nature and photography, and encouragement! You make JungleDragon special, and we appreciate you!

    We are excited to continue sharing, inspiring, and learning about nature together with you in 2021! We wish you all the best for the upcoming year!!

    Here are ten of the most popular photos shared on JungleDragon during 2020! Enjoy!! {See photos for credits} #JungleDragon #Nature #2020

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    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Very nice!!! Posted 4 months ago

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Thetidia fulminaria is a geometer moth in the Thetidia genus.

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

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2020. Captured in North Khorasan Province, Biar Barbar, Zu Olyā Rd، Iran.