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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Rufous Anticla
Anticla ortygia DRUCE, 1887
Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA
Family - BOMBYCIDAE
subfamily - APATELODINAE
Tribe -
Anticla ortygia, Rio Kosnipata, Manu, Peru Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The Apatelodinae comprises of about 250 species. Most are assigned to the genus Apatelodes which includes species distributed variously from Canada to Bolivia. Other genera include Quentalia which have quite intricate wing patterns, and Anticla which comprises of 6 rather plain looking insects. All Anticla species are confined to the neotropical region.
Anticla ortygia is found from Panama to Peru.
Habitats
Photographed at Manu cloudforest, Peru at an altitude of 1400m.
Lifecycle
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

To be completed.

 

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