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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Freckled Maiden
Epimolis haemastica  DOGNIN, 1906
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Epimolis haemastica, Wayqecha, Manu cloudforest, 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.

There are 13 species in the genus Epimolis, 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. The related genera Symphlebia, Evius, Demolis and Eucyrta include several species that are similar in appearance.

Epimolis haemastica is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about 1500-3500m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

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