Mariposas de Bolivia

Enero - Febrero 2005 - 2015  sitio 63

Silk Moths and Lappet Moths from Bolivia

Saturniidae & Lasiocampidae family

first update d. 17 September 2015

last update d. 20 January 2018

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Sacramento Alto, Yungas, Bolivia 6th january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCascades des Challa, Yungas, Bolivia 15th january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Cascades des Sacramento Alto, Yungas, Bolivia 6th january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen Cascades des Challa, Yungas, Bolivia 15th january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

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Hyperchiria species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenAdeloneivaia jason? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 20 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenSyssphinx amena (Travassos 1941). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Hyperchiria species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Adeloneivaia acuta (Schaus, 1896). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 20 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Syssphinx amena (Travassos 1941). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Eacles ormondei peruviana. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 February 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenEacles imperialis anchicayensis (Lemaire 1971). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 februar 2006. Fotograf: Peter MøllmannCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 2 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Eacles ormondei peruviana (Bouvier, 1927). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis anchicayensis (Lemaire 1971). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2006. Photographer; Peter Møllmann Eacles ormondei peruviana (Bouvier, 1927). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 february 2006. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Citheronia andina (Lemaire 1971). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenEacles imperialis. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 February 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Andean Regal Moth, Citheronia andina (Lemaire 1971). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis magnifica (Walker 1855). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 february 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Loxolomia johnsoni (Schaus 1932). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 20 februar 2006. Fotograf: Peter Møllmann

Loxolomia johnsoni (Schaus 1932). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 20 february 2006. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschildia chiris (Rothschild 1907). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenRhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777). Challa, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 27 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Rothschildia chiris (Rothschild 1907). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Rhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777). Challa, Yungas, Bolivia d. 27 januar 2006. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Rothschild's Silk Moth, Rothschildia erycina (Shaw, 1797). Caranavi, Bolivia January 19, 2018. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

 

Rhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenRhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenRhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777).  Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Rhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Rhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Rhescynthis hippodamia (Cramer 1777). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Dysdaemonia boreas (Cramer 1775). Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico d. 23 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Dysdaemonia boreas (Cramer, 1775). Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 23 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Arsenura batesii (Felder & Rogenhofer 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 8 februar 2006. Fotograf: Peter MøllmannArsenura rebeli (Gschwandner 1920). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Arsenura batesii (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 8 february 2006. Fotograf; Peter Møllmann Arsenura rebeli (Gschwandner, 1920). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 5 december 2014. Photographer; Jan Flindt ChristensenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 1 december 2014. Photographer; Jan Flindt Christensen

Arsenura armida (Cramer, 1779). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2014. Photographer; Jan Flindt Christensen

Arsenura species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2014. Photographer;  Peter MøllmannArsenura species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2014. Photographer;  Peter Møllmann

Arsenura species? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia december 2014. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Arsenura genus is found in the tropics of the New World.  There are 35 known species in this genus.  Males have a semblance of a tail and the female has an almost rounded rear wing. The females typically are larger.

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Automeris latenigra (Lemaire 1967). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenAutomeris liberia (Cramer 1780). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 19 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPseudautomeris luteata (Walker 1865). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 januar 2005. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Automeris latenigra (Lemaire 1967). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen Automeris liberia (Cramer 1780). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2006. Photographer; Lars Andersen Pseudautomeris luteata (Walker 1865). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 17 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Dirphiopsis flora (Shaus, 1911). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Dirphiopsis flora (Shaus, 1911). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Copaxa curvilinea (Shaus, 1912). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Copaxa curvilinea (Shaus, 1912). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Copaxa curvilinea (Shaus, 1912). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 5 february 2007. Photographer:  Peter Møllmann

Copaxa arianae (Brechlin, Käch & Meister, 2013)? Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 5 february 2007. Photographer; Peter Møllmann

Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 1 februar 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenAsthenia buckleyi (Druce, 1890) Subfamily Oxyteninae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 18 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Asthenia (Therinia) buckleyi (Druce, 1890) Subfamily Oxyteninae. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 30 january 2006 & 18 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

. Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Molippa sabina (Walker, 1855). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Automeris amanda (Schaus, 1900). Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 13 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenAutomeris liberia (Cramer 1780). Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia. d. 18 januar 2006. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 2 january 2005 & 18 january 2006. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Periphoba species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 January 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Periphoba species. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 14 january 2012. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Saturniidae species. Caranavi 605 m. Yungas, Bolivia d.  16 January 2014. Photographer:  Ole Andersen

Adeloneivaia acuta (Schaus, 1896). Caranavi. Yungas, Bolivia 16th January 2014. Photographer: Ole Andersen

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The World’s Deadliest Caterpillar

Hotel Esmeralda. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 january 2005. Photographer; Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCoroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Killermoth, Lonomia obliqua (Walker, 1855) female. Hotel Esmeralda Elevation: 1800 m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 9 january 2005. Photographer; Lars Andersen Killermoth, Lonomia camox (Lemaire, 1972) female. Hotel Esmeralda Elevation: 1800 m. Coroico, Yungas, Bolivia d. 24 january 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen
   
Lonomia obliqua is just as frail as any other caterpillars you might have seen, but that doesn’t stop it from causing severe serious internal hemorrhaging and even death, if you just touch it.

This terrible Lonomia caterpillars live in the cloudforests of Yungas, Bolivia to tropical forest in Amazonas lowland to Southern Brazil in South America. And cause a few deaths every year, especially in southern Brazil, where they’re usually found on the bark of trees. Blending perfectly in their surrounding, Lonomia obliqua caterpillars often can’t be avoided, even if people watch out for them. Most incidents occur when travelers lean against a tree and unknowingly brush against one of more caterpillars, which release a very powerful anticoagulant venom.

Symptoms of Lonomia obliqua poisoning include severe internal bleeding, renal failure and hemolysis. If the skin comes into contact with several caterpillars, death is often the outcome. The lethal dose of the toxin secreted by this terrible creature is among the lowest of all known toxins.

But there is also a bright side to the Lonomia obliqua caterpillar. Its powerful anticoagulant could be used in the prevention of life-threatening blood-clots, but research is still being conducted in the hope of somehow isolating some pharmaceutically valuable chemicals. But until that happens, all you can do is refrain yourself from leaning on trees, the next time you’re in South America.

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Copiopteryx semiramis andensis (Lemaire 1974). Caranavi. d. 3 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

Andean Longtail Silk Moth, Copiopteryx semiramis andensis (Lemaire 1974). Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 3 february 2007. Photographer; Lars Andersen

Copiopteryx genus is found in the tropics of the New World.  There are 5 known species in this genus per the 1996 Heppner checklist.  The females typically have wider and shorter tails.

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

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Caranavi, Yungas, Bolivia. january 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars AndersenCaranavi, Yungas, Bolivia d. 19 february 2007. Photographer: Lars Andersen

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Silkmoths, Saturniidae from Denmark and Europe

by Lars Andersen

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