Moths of the Amazon
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - NOTODONTIDAE
Rhudara coralia, Satipo, Peru ©
There about 3800 species in the family
Notodontidae. The moths are found on all continents but are
particularly well represented in the neotropical region. Most
species have elongated wings which are cryptically patterned to
resemble tree bark, twigs or fallen nuts, and are exceedingly
convincing in their camouflage. To the human eye they often look
very solid and 3-dimensional as a consequence of their convincing
textures and shadow effects.
Rhudara contains 10 known species, all
of which share the same basic pattern as
Rhudara coralia is known from Guyana
and Peru, but probably also occurs in Brazil and Ecuador.
Satipo, Peru ©
This species is found in rainforest habitats at altitudes between
To be completed.
Rhudara coralia, Satipo,