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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Branded Calpine
Tautobriga euspila  WALKER, 1869
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA
Family - EREBIDAE
subfamily - CALPINAE
Tribe -
Tautobriga euspila, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The superfamily Noctuoidea is split into 6 families i.e. Erebidae, Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Euteliidae, Nolidae and Oenosandridae. The Erebidae comprises of 18 subfamilies of which 9 are represented in the neotropical region: Arctiinae, Calpinae, Erebinae, Lymantriinae, Rivulinae, Anobinae, Hypeninae, Herminiinae and Eulepidotinae.
Most moths in the subfamily Calpinae have proboscises that are modified to enable them to pierce and feed on fruit. They are divided into 3 tribes - Phyllodini, Ophiderini and Calpini, totalling about 400 known species worldwide.
Tautobriga euspila is distributed from Nicaragua to Peru.
Habitats
This species inhabits rainforest at elevations between about 100-800m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The adults are nocturnal and probably rest during the daytime among leaf litter on the forest floor.

 

 

 

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