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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
White-barred Tiger
Echeta grandis  DRUCE, 1883
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Echeta grandis, Villa Rica, 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 13 species in the genus Echeta, all of which are confined to the neotropical region. Most Echeta species have brown or reddish-orange wings containing hyaline spots or blotches which vary in size and number according to species. Several including brunneireta, rubrireta, semirosea, juno, minerva and grandis have small white spots at the base of the forewing, but only grandis has the prominent white bars on the thorax.
Echeta grandis is only known from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about 800-1800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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