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Packard's Bluetail

Ormetica packardi  BUTLER, 1876
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Ormetica packardi, Villa Rica, 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 47 species in the genus Ormetica, distributed variously from Mexico to Bolivia. Almost all of the species are strongly marked in dark brown and orange, and in most cases the pattern follows that of packardi, often with the addition of yellow or orange lines along the veins. The abdomen of all Ormetica species is tipped with metallic blue, and there are usually blue scales on the head.

Ormetica packardi is found in Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Habitats
This species is found in cloudforest habitats at elevations between about 800-1600m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

 

 

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