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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Vermillion-striped Footman
Agylla hermanilla  DOGNIN, 1894
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE

subfamily - ARCTIINAE

Tribe - LITHOSIINI

Agylla hermanilla, Wayqecha, 2950m, Peru Adrian Hoskins

Introduction
There are about 6000 known species of Arctiinae in the neotropical region. Most are noxious to birds and have aposematic or diematic warning coloration. The tribe Lithosiini is represented in all regions of the world, with the highest diversity and abundance in temperate zones including tropical cloud-forest and elfin forest.
There are about 50 species in the genus Agylla, of which 36 occur in the neotropical region.

Agylla hermanilla is found in Ecuador and Peru.

Habitats
This species was photographed at an altitude of 2950m, at Wayqecha research station, a stunted cloudforest habitat at the puna / cloudforest transition zone at the edge of Manu national park in the eastern Andes.
Lifecycle
The larvae feed on lichens.
Adult behaviour

This species is attracted in numbers to UV light.

 

 

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