Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Red-barred Footman
Nodozana boudinoti  GIBEAUX, 1983
Superfamily - NOCTUOIDEA

subfamily - ARCTIINAE


Nodozana boudinoti, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
There are about 6000 known species of Arctiinae in the neotropical region. Most are noxious to birds and have aposematic or diematic warning coloration. The tribe Lithosiini is represented in all regions of the world, with the highest diversity and abundance in temperate zones including tropical cloud-forest and elfin forest.
There are about 25 Nodozana species, all of which are neotropical in distribution. The most common and widespread is rhodosticta which is found throughout Amazonia. The species are quite variable in colour and pattern. The Guatemalan species fifina for example has plain grey forewings and pinkish hindwings with grey borders; while aurobrunnea has forewings that are pale orange except for the basal area, outer margin and hindwings which are suffused with greyish. There are several beautiful metallic species including rhodosticta, coresa, toulgeti and boudinoti. All of these have pale yellow wings marked with black lines and a central red spot or band.
Nodozana boudinoti is known from Guyana and Peru but undoubtedly also occurs in Brazil.
This species inhabits rainforest and cloudforest at elevations between about 200-800m.
To be completed.
Adult behaviour

The moths are nocturnal.




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