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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Dusted Prominent
Hemiceras alba  WALKER, 1865
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - NOTODONTIDAE
subfamily - HEMICERATINAE
Tribe -
Hemiceras alba, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Hemiceras comprises of 187 known species, distributed variously from Mexico to Bolivia.
The moths rest in a characteristic posture with their thick furry-looking legs splayed in front of them, and their wings raised roof-like above them such that the irregular edges to the inner margins of the forewings protrude upwards. The forewings are always cryptically patterned in shades of brown or grey, giving the moths the appearance of small bits of wood or fragments of dry leaves.
Hemiceras alba is distributed from Mexico to Peru.
Habitats
This species is found in forested habitats at elevations between about 200-1000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

 

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