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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Head-standing moth
Apatelodes ardeola  DRUCE
Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA
Family - BOMBYCIDAE
subfamily - APATELODINAE
Tribe -
Apatelodes ardeola, Satipo, Peru Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The Apatelodinae comprises of about 250 species distributed variously throughout the neotropical and nearctic regions. Most are currently assigned to the genus Apatelodes which includes species found from Canada to Bolivia.
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Adult behaviour

Apatelodes are known as "head-standing moths" because of the characteristic posture they adopt when at rest. They habitually settle with the hindwings hidden beneath the outspread forewings, the abdomen twisted to one side, with the wings and body in a vertical plane.

 

 

 

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