Moths of the Amazon
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Epimolis haemastica, Wayqecha, Manu
cloudforest, 2950m, Peru ©
There are about 6000 known species of Arctiinae in the neotropical
region. Most are noxious to birds and have aposematic or diematic
There are 13
species in the genus
all of which are confined to the neotropical region. They are
distinctively marked with dark reddish grey on a translucent pale
yellow or white ground colour. All have feint reddish spots on the
forewings, these being more clearly defined in
haemastica than in the remaining species.
include several species that are similar in appearance.
Epimolis haemastica is found in
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about
To be completed.