MARIPOSAS de BOLIVIA

Enero - Febrero 2012

first update d. 17 September 2015

Last update d. 24 October 2015

Redactor: Lars Andersen


Moths from

Coroico valley, Yungas, elev. 1700 m.

Enero - Febrero 2012 sitio 73

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 9 februar 2006. Fotograf: Peter Møllmann

Superfamily Pyraloidea

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 11 February 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenSyngamia species. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Until recently the Crambidae and Pyralidae were grouped together as Pyralidae family, but the most recent revision by Munroe & Solis in 1999 classifies both as full families within the superfamily Pyraloidea.

The Crambidae family comprises of about 11,630 known species worldwide, although the true number must be considerably higher, as these moths are generally small and a high percentage of them are dull and inconspicuous. The family is divided into 18 subfamilies.

The Pyralidae family comprises of about 6,150 known species worldwide, although the true number must be considerably higher, as these moths are generally small and a high percentage of them are dull and inconspicuous. The family is divided into 5 subfamilies.

The taxonomy of the Pyralidae and Crambidae however are both still in disarray and the current classification is certain to change as more is learnt.

family Cossidae

Langsdorfia lunifera. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenMorpheis pyracmon. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Langsdorfia lunifera and Morpheis pyracmon. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 6 February 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Superfamily Cossoidea; adults range from small to large, usually robust moths; males often with bipectinate antennae; larvae mainly stem or wood. Approximately 700 species described worldwide.

Superfamily Zygaenoidea

Saddleback Moth, family Limacodidae.

Saddleback Moth species in Limacodidae family. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  12 January 2014. Photographer:  Ole Andersen

Saddleback Moth, Limacodidae family. Caranavi, elev. 800 m. Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 January 2014. Photographer; Ole Andersen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Saddleback Moth, Limacodidae family. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Flannel Moths, Family Megalopygidae

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Megalopyge lanata (Cramer, 1780). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenFlannel Moth, Family: Megalopygidae. Caranavi december 2014. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Superfamily Mimallonoidea

Family Mimallonidae

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 23 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 26 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 16 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Family Bombycidae

Apatelodes sp. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 18 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, elev. 1800 m. 24 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Wasp Moths, Tribe Ctenuchini

Ctenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14  february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 12 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars Andersen

Rothschild's Wasp Mimic, Cosmosoma ockendeni and unknow Wasp Moths species? (Tribe Ctenuchini). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia january & february 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenDysschema sacrifica. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 4 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 29 january 2009. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 25 january 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 23 january 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 20 february 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenBaecula gallopavo. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCtenuchinae species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012.   Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 7 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenGolden Looper, Argyrogramma verruca. Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 15 january 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 18 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenGolden Looper, Argyrogramma verruca.  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012. photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 january 2012. photographer; Lars Andersen

Spanish moth, Xanthopastis timais.  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 11 february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenLirimiris pennipenis. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 15 february 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 18 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenArgyrogramma species? Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenEudocima procus. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 12 february 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Apatelodes pandara. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Apatelodes pandara. Apatelodidae family. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 6 February 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Boarmia sp. Geometridae. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 25 januar 2007. Photographer Lars Andersen

Grey - tipped Lace, Epimecis anonaria, Geometridae. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 25 january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen
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Family Geometridae

Erebochlora tesserulata. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 26 january 2009. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 26 january 2009. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2008. Photographer: Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 20 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 january 2006. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 18 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenOospila albicoma. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 21 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenTrygodes amphion. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Mother of Pearl,Argyrotome mira.  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 january 2009. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 11 february 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenMother of Pearl,Argyrotome mira.  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Bolivar's Mouse-eye, Opisthoxia bolivari.  Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2006. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenSericoptera mahometaria. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia, januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPhrygionis polita. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia, januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia, januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Blotched Leopard. Pantherodes colubraria. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenBlotched Leopard. Pantherodes colubraria. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 4 january 2005. Photographer: Lars AndersenPantherodes pardalaria. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPantherodes pardalaria. Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 28 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

The genus Pantherodes comprises of 10 species, distributed variously from the southern states of the USA to Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. As a genus they are instantly recognisable from their translucent yellow wings which are patterned with leopard-like blotches.

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenBlack-veined Yellow, Pachydota nervosa. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenHypercompe cunigunda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 15 february 2012.   Photographer; Lars AndersenEucereon rosinum. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 20 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 31 january 2010. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenWalker's moth,Sosxetra grata.  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenTiger Moth, Bertholdia trigona. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 10 february 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenHotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 january 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Superfamily Thyridoidea

Family Thyrididae

Dysodia species. Family: Thyrididae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Dysodia oculatana species. Family: Thyrididae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

The family Thyrididae consists of about 1000 species found in the lowland tropical rainforests of the Afrotropical, Oriental, Australian and neotropical regions. Have even seen these in Bolivia on light trap.

Draconia denticulata (Pagenstecher, 1892). Thyrididae fam.  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017. Photographer; Peter MøllmannDraconia denticulata (Pagenstecher, 1892). Thyrididae fam.  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia January 28, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

 Draconia denticulata (Pagenstecher, 1892). Thyrididae fam. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 28, 2017. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Draconia species. Thyrididae fam. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Draconia species. Thyrididae fam. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

 

Superfamily Hyblaeoidea

Family Hyblaeidae

Hypocala andremona. Family: Hyblaeidae. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Hyblaea species. Family: Hyblaeidae. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2006. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Coroico 1800 m.a., Yungas. d. 24 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Family Sematuridae

Hotel Esmeralda, Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 25 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenKori Wayku inca trail elev. 2000 m. d.  11 February 2012. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico 1800 m.a., Yungas. d. 23 january 2008. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Sematuirid Moths, Mania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) family; Sematuridae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sematuirid Moths, Mania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) family; Sematuridae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sematuirid Moths, Mania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) family; Sematuridae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia february 8, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Sematuirid Moths, Mania lunus (Linnaeus, 1758) is a moth of the family Sematuridae, found in forests of Central and South America, where it occurs from Mexico to Brazil.

The larvae of
Mania lunus were reared in Costa Rica in 2001 and are a bit similar to those of Coronidia, being well camouflaged but bearing small projections rather than long spines one the dorsal surface. Host plants recorded were Pracaxi fruit oil, Pentaclethra macroloba (Fabaceae) and Syzygium, Syzygium longifolium (Myrtaceae).

Tiger MothBertholdia trigona Family Erebidae

Tiger Moth, Bertholdia trigona. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 10 february 2012. Photographer: Lars Andersen


The world's most dangerous insect

Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata

Bulletant. Suapi 1400 m.h. d. 7 February 2012. Photographer Lars Andersen

Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata. Suapi 1400 m.h. d. 7 February 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Bullet Ant, Paraponera clavata is a species of ant named after its most powerful and potent sting in the world! It inhabits humid lowland rainforest to mountain rainforest from Nicaragua to Paraguay in America. The bullet ant is called "hormiga veinticuatro" by the locals, referring to the 24 hours of burning pain that follow after being stung.

The pain is indescribable, the nerves become paralyzed as one arm hanging slack down for over a day, so you think you lose your arm? I have tried in Coroico, Bolivia back in January 2005, a pain I never forget!

And I have the following year in Bolivia, entered into a Bullet Ant sticking me in the ankle, so I immediately writhed myself around in pain afterwards, so it is becoming crazy! You must have had a good physical strength to endure this pain, children and elderly people can actually die after being stung by this devil.

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