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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Rothschild's Amaxia
Amaxia flavicollis  ROTHSCHILD, 1909
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Amaxia flavicollis, Satipo, 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 41 known Amaxia species. Two species pardalis and lepida are particularly widespread, occuring from Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia. Another 3 are endemic to Central America. Most of the remaining 37 species are restricted to continental South America.

All Amaxia species have yellow wings marked with greyish spots. Many have a charcoal grey area edged with red, that extends across the lower half of the forewings.
Amaxia flavicollis is found in Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru.
Habitats
This species occurs in rainforest and cloudforest habitats at elevations between about 500-1500m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

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