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Moths of the Amazon and Andes
Lividia Twister
Quentalia lividia  DRUCE, 1887
Superfamily - BOMBYCOIDEA
Family - BOMBYCIDAE
subfamily - BOMBYCINAE
Tribe -
Quentalia lividia, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
The subfamily Bombycinae includes the commercial silkworm Bombyx mori, and 8 other Bombyx species. It also includes the genera Quentalia, Ocinara, Gunda, Epia and Colla.
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Adult behaviour

Quentalia are characterised by their strange resting posture. The moths habitually balance on their heads and the leading edge of the forewings, with their abdomens raised upwards and tilted to one side, and their hindwings rolled up into a tube.

 

 

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