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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Black-veined Yellow
Pachydota nervosa  FELDER, 1874
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Pachydota nervosa, 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.
The genus Pachydota comprises of 11 species, all of which are restricted to the neotropical region. The species name nervosa refers to the black "nerves" or veins on the wings.
Pachydota nervosa is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.
Habitats
This is a cloudforest species found at elevations between about 500-2000m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

Arctiid moths are equipped with organs in the thorax which are used to produce sounds that have been demonstrated to deter bat attack.

Pachydota nervosa, Manu cloudforest, 1400m, Peru  Adrian Hoskins

 

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