Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Lilac Gorgone
Gorgone sp ( unidentified species )
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
subfamily - CALPINAE
Tribe -
Gorgone, unidentified species, Cocha Camunga, Rio Madre de Dios, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
The superfamily Noctuoidea is split into 6 families i.e. Erebidae, Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Euteliidae, Nolidae and Oenosandridae. The Erebidae comprises of 18 subfamilies of which 9 are represented in the neotropical region: Arctiinae, Calpinae, Erebinae, Lymantriinae, Rivulinae, Anobinae, Hypeninae, Herminiinae and Eulepidotinae.
Most moths in the subfamily Calpinae have proboscises that are modified to enable them to pierce and feed on fruit. They are divided into 3 tribes - Phyllodini, Ophiderini and Calpini, totalling about 400 known species worldwide.
There are 8 named species in the genus Gorgone, but probably at least 30 in the genus that are as yet undescribed to science. Members of this genus have slightly glossy wings bearing a dark median line which runs from the forewing apex to the inner margin. Other characteristics include the stigma and the tiny basal dot on the forewings, and the series of post-median dots on both wings.
Photographed at Cocha Camunga on the Rio Madre de Dios in Peru, at an altitude of about 400m.
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