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Flashing Footman
Chlorhoda albolimbata  TOULGÖET & GOODGER, 1985
Family - ARCTIIDAE
subfamily - ARCTIINAE
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Chlorhoda albolimbata, Manu cloudforest, 1400m, Peru
 
Introduction
 
A very unusual species, which if disturbed flashes open it's wings, revealing it's bright blood-red hindwings and abdomen, presumably to indicate to potential predators that it is toxic or distasteful.
 
Photographed at San Pedro, Manu cloudforest, Peru. Altitude 1400m.
 
Habitats
 
To be completed.
 
Lifecycle
 
To be completed.
 
Adult behaviour

 

Attracted to tungsten lighting.

 

 

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