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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
The Magician
Monarcha magicaria  FELDER & ROGENHOFER, 1875
Superfamily - GEOMETROIDEA
Family - GEOMETRIDAE
subfamily - LARENTIINAE
Tribe -
Monarcha magicaria, Ecuador © Tony Hoare
Introduction
Between 1857-1859 Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer undertook a zoological expedition around the world in the frigate Novara. Many of the amazing moths they discovered were illustrated in the book Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara ( Journey of the Frigate Novara ), published in 1867. Amongst them were this beautiful moth which they initially placed within the genus Sabulodes ( Ennominae ). Later, after realising that the moth was actually a member of the subfamily Larentiinae, they erected a new genus Monarcha to house it. It is the only known member of the genus.
Monarcha magicaria is known only from Ecuador.
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