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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Aletta Tiger
Hypocrita aletta  STOLL, 1782
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE

subfamily - ARCTIINAE

Tribe - PERICOPINI

Hypocrita aletta, Tingo Maria, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The genus Hypocrita ( formerly Eucyane ) comprises 44 known species, variously distributed from Mexico to Bolivia, with the greatesty diversity in Colombia. All are medium to large moths with jet black wings. Several of the species have a vivid metallic blue sheen, and most are marked with broad diagonal white or yellow bands. All have broad bodies and very small heads.
Hypocrita aletta is found in Surinam, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Habitats
This species inhabits rainforest and cloudforest at elevations between about 300-900m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The moths are active in sunshine, and have a rapid zigzagging or figure of eight flight pattern.

 

 

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