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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Voodoo moth
Symphlebia fulminans  ROTHSCHILD, 1910
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
Tribe -
Symphlebia fulminans, Wayqecha cloudforest, 2900m, 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 56 known species in the genus Symphlebia, all of which are restricted to the neotropical region. They are striking in appearance, all species having a yellow or pale greenish ground colour, marked with small hyaline spots and greyish areas edged with red. Many species also have a skull-like marking on the thorax.

Symphlebia fulminans is found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Habitats
This species occurs in rainforest and cloudforest habitats at elevations between about 500-3000m, on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the upper Amazon basin.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

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