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Digital Guide to Moth Identification




Moths of Peru by Jim Vargo

All photographs © 2010 by Jim Vargo

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All proposed identifications should be treated as preliminary and tentative.

Data shown: Locality, Department, Elevation (meters), Month/Day, Wingspan in millimeters as spread

  Noctuoidea: Erebidae; Arctiinae


Provisional identifications by Don Harvey, USNM. Nomenclature of arctiines and pericopines follows Watson and Goodger (1986) – some generic combinations may have changed since then. Arrangement below is alphabetic by tribe, genus and species.

Additional identifications offered by: Benoit Vincent and Michel Laguerre

  Noctuoidea: Erebidae; Arctiinae - Arctiini
JVPA20 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/18 - 36mm
Aemilia crassa (Walker, [1865])

JVPA15 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 80mm
Amastus sp. (ID in genus requires dissection)

JVPA16 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 73mm
Amastus sp., poss. A. aloniae Schaus, 1933

JVPA59 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 33mm
Amaxia sp. nr. kennedyi (Rothschild, 1909)

JVPA55 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/20 - 41mm
Bertholdia sp.

JVPA64 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 42mm
Bertholdia sp., prob. grisescens Rothschild

JVPA34 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 39mm
Chlorhoda thoracica Rothschild,1910
BV: Chloroda albolimbata Toulgoėt 1985
JVPA25 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 35mm
Chlorhoda thoracica Rothschild,1910
BV: Chloroda superba Toulgoėt 1985
JVPA62 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 44mm
Cratoplastis diluta Felder, 1874

JVPA47 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 40mm
Elysius lavinia Druce, 1906

JVPA14 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 60mm
Elysius ochrota Hampson, 1901

JVPA40 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 48mm
Elysius terra Druce, 1906

JVPA71 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/20 - 65mm
BV: Elysius hampsoni Rothschild 1907

JVPA27 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 2950m, 10/27 - 40mm
Ernassa sp. (at least 12 undescribed species)
ID by genitalia only, Harvey unpublished
JVPA24 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 50mm
Gorgonidia garleppi (Druce, 1898)
poss. subsp. inversa (Rothschild, 1909)
JVPA05 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 42mm
Halysidota roseofasciata (Druce, 1906)

JVPA73 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/26 - 38mm
ML: Episcepsis cf. demonis (Druce, 1896).

JVPA18 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 57mm
BH: Amastus rubridorsata Dognin, 1912

JVPA21 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/18 - 51mm
BV: Praeamastus minerva watkinsi (Roths., 1916)

JVPA52 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/18 - 60mm
BV: Amastus fallax Toulgoėt 1981

JVPA11 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 47mm
ML: Noctuidae

JVPA48 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 43mm
Hypercompe pratincola Seitz
(matches specimens from Bolivia)
JVPA57 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 32mm
ML: Epimolis sp.

JVPA33 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 28mm
Idalus sp., herois group

JVPA23 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 43mm
Idalus sp., herois group

JVPA38 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 35mm
ML: Idalus lineosus Walker, 1869

JVPA29 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 35mm
Leucanopsis aff. oruboides (Rothschild, 1909)

JVPA36 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 42mm
BV: Lophocampa cf distincta (Rothschild, 1909)

JVPA35 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 32mm
BV: Melese peruviana Rothschild 1909

JVPA66 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 40mm
BV: Melese signata Joicey & Talbot, 1916

JVPA72 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/26 - 37mm
Neritos sp., sorex species group

JVPA06 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 43mm
Onythes sp., prob. pallidacosta (Walker, 1855)

JVPA69 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 38mm
Ormetica ameoides (Butler, 1876)

JVPA60 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 50mm
Pachydota nervosa (Felder, 1874)

JVPA04 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 50mm
Pachydota striata (Dognin, 1893)

JVPA45 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 47mm
Pachydota sp., poss. affinis Rothschild, 1909

JVPA44 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 27mm
Paleomolis purpurascens Hampson, 1909

JVPA17 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 24mm
Pseudalus sp. prob. leos occidentalis Roths. 1909

JVPA74 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/28 - 58mm
Pseudapistosia similis (Hampson, 1901)

JVPA03 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 41mm
Symphlebia aff. fulminans (Rothschild, 1910)

JVPA68 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 40mm
Viviennea ardesiaca (Rothschild, 1909)

  Noctuoidea: Erebidae; Arctiinae - Ctenuchiini
JVPA70 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/28 - 33mm
Agerocha eone (Hubner)
(fide Becker; formerly Poecilosoma)
JVPA01 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 40mm
Chrysocale sp.

JVPA63 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 38mm
Correbia oberthuri Hampson

JVPA56 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/20 - 41mm
Cosmosoma sp., prob. brincleyi Rothschild

JVPA32 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 38mm
Episcepsis capysca Schaus

JVPA13 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 45mm
Eucereon confinis H.-S.

JVPA19 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 43mm
Eucereon myrtusa Druce, 1884

JVPA46 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 35mm
Eucereon ockendeni Druce, 1906

JVPA22 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 40mm
Eucereon sp. nr. tarona (Walker, 1855)

JVPA30 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 35mm
Eucereon sp.

JVPA28 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 2950m, 10/27 - 35mm
Eucereon surcata Dognin

JVPA02 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 37mm
Eucereon tigrata H.-S.

JVPA26 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, Amazonas, 2950m, 10/27 - 23mm
Eucereon sp. aff. venosa Schaus

JVPA58 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 35mm
poss. Eumenogaster haemacera Hampson

JVPA10 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 37mm
Eupyra imperialis H.-S. (prob. in Chrysocale)

JVPA53 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 52mm
Histioea proserpina Hubner

JVPA41 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 39mm
Hyaleucerea gigantea Druce

JVPA65 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 44mm
Macrocneme group of genera
(most require dissection to identify)
JVPA42 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/23 - 34mm
Rhynchopyga bifasciata Draudt

JVPA67 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 47mm
Sarosa xanthobasis Druce

JVPA37 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 35mm
ML: Sarosa flavicostalis (Rothschild, 1911)

JVPA31 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 33mm
Teucer glaucopis Felder

  Noctuoidea: Erebidae; Arctiinae - Lithosiini
JVPA12 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 38mm
Agylla nitidalis (Maassen)

JVPA61 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/21 - 43mm
Macrocrambus plateada Dognin
(current generic assignment uncertain)
  Noctuoidea: Erebidae; Arctiinae - Pericopiini
JVPA51 - [click to identify by email]
Buenas Aires, Cuzco, 2410m, 10/20 - 45mm
Crocomela aff. flammifera (Warren, 1904)

JVPA07f - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 65mm
Dysschema imitata (Druce, 1910)

JVPA07m - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/30 - 55mm
Dysschema imitata (Druce, 1910)

JVPA39: San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 62mm
Dysschema mosera (Druce, 1907)
or moseroides (Hering, 1925)(Druce, 1907)

JVPA54 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 68mm
Hypocrita plagifera (Hering, 1925)

JVPA50 - [click to identify by email]
Quitocalzon, Cuzco, 1050m, 10/24 - 57mm
BV: Hypocrita chalybea (Hering, 1925)

  Unassigned Arctiinae
JVPA75 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/18 - 28mm
ML: Agylla near umbrifera Felder

JVPA76 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 32mm
BV: Epimolis h. haemasticta (Dognin, 1906)

JVPA77 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 72mm
BV: Amastus coccinator Schaus, 1901

  Unrecognized
JVPA43 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 37mm
BV: Aemilia brunneipars Hampson 1909

JVPA49 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, Cuzco, 1375m, 10/22 - 42mm
BV: Elysius carbonarius (Dognin 1889)

  Other Groups
JVPA78 - [click to identify by email]
Amazon Lodge, M. de Dios, 491m, 10/27 - 25mm
ML: Lithosiinae: Cloesia sp.

JVPA08 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 32mm
ML: Chrysochlorosia callistia Hampson, 1900

JVPA09 - [click to identify by email]
Waykecha, Cuzco, 2950m, 10/19 - 27mm
DH: Polypoetes corneola Miller, 2009
(a dioptine notodontid)
  May 2012 Additions
JVPA79 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 19mm

JVPA80 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 38mm

JVPA81 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 42mm
JvH: Graphea marmorea
JVPA82 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 40mm

JVPA83 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 42mm

JVPA84 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 47mm

JVPA85 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 33mm

JVPA85a - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 47mm

JVPA86 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 31mm

JVPA87 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 32mm

JVPA88 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 28mm

JVPA89 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 24mm

JVPA90 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 30mm

JVPA91 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 35mm

JVPA92 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 25mm

JVPA93 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 32mm

JVPA94 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 30mm

JVPA95 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 13mm
JvH: Callisthenia sp.
JVPA96 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 25mm

JVPA97 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 22mm

JVPA98 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 30mm

JVPA99 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 21mm

JVPA100 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 42mm

JVPA101 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 40mm
JvH: Bertholdia flavidorsata
JVPA102 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 42mm

JVPA103 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 35mm

JVPA104 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 37mm

JVPA105 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 40mm

JVPA106 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 55mm

JVPA107 - [click to identify by email]
San Pedro, May, 52mm

JVPA108 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 28mm

JVPA109 - [click to identify by email]
Madre de Dios, May, 27mm






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