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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
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The moths of South America are true wonders of nature, exhibiting an incredible diversity of shapes, patterns and strange resting postures. Many are wonderfully disguised and are virtually indiscernible from dead leaves or broken twigs. Others look like scary wasps, or have evolved threatening false eye markings to startle birds. The thumbnails below link to full size images and descriptions.
Siculodes aurorula ( Thyrididae : Siculodinae )
Xanthiris flaveolata ( Geometridae : Sterrhinae )
Incarcha argentilinea ( Pyralidae : Epipaschiinae )
Nodozana boudinoti ( Arctiidae : Lithosiinae )
Monarcha magicaria ( Geometridae : Larentiinae )
Pseudasellodes fenestraria ( Geometridae : Sterrhinae )
Agathodes designalis ( Crambidae : Pyraustinae )

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