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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Wayqecha Tiger moth
Amastus albipuncta  HAMPSON, 1901
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Amastus albipuncta, Wayqecha, 2900m, Manu cloudforest, 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.
There are 128 species in the genus Amastus, all of which are neotropical in distribution. Most have translucent whitish, straw-coloured or pale brown wings which are virtually devoid of markings, but there are often distinctive markings on the thorax and/or abdomen.
Amastus albipuncta is found in Colombia, Venezuela and Peru.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about 1500-3200m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

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