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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Stoll's Leopard
Hypercompe cunigunda  STOLL, 1781

Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA

Family - EREBIDAE

subfamily - ARCTIINAE

Tribe -

Hypercompe cunigunda, Satipo, 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 about 80 species in the genus Hypercompe, variously distributed across the Americas.
Most Hypercompe species have a translucent white ground colour, characteristically patterned with numerous oval rings or solid blackish spots on each forewing. The hindwings of many species have a lobe at the tornus. In most species the abdomens is marked with blue or yellow. If the moths are molested by birds they expose the abdomen, and exude noxious fluids from the thorax.
Hypercompe cunigunda is found in Guyana, Surinam, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about 400-1000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

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