• Light Trap Aspect at the Radisson

    Deployment here was affected by the safety barrier for the balcony. As well as the metal bars on the outside, there was an inner glass barrier about 30cm inside. Glass generally is a barrier for Ultra-Violet light, so I had to raise the trap lamps high en…

  • Light Trap Tower at Radisson

    To raise the trap high enough to be looking over the glass barrier to the balcony, I utilised the outside furniture, piled one on top of the other. In case of windage, the trap was tied to the furniture, but placed over a small sheet I use under traps, t…

  • P001RG Perigonia lusca

    Sphingidae Wingspan: ~65mm. Quite a common moth in this area with individuals appearing on four of the nights we ran the trap.


  • P002R Pero dularia

    Geometridae, Ennominae - Wingspan: 48mm. A single specimen came to our trap on the 16th.

  • P003R Macrocneme sp.

    Erebidae, Arctiinae (or Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae) - Wingspan: 33mm. A single specimen was recorded on the 16th. No clear comparison can be made with other illustration on the Internet, so the ID is still in abeyance.

  • P004RG Cosmosoma sp.

    Erebidae, Arctiinae (or Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae) - Wingspans: 40-44mm. A single specimen occurred at each hotel where we were staying, coming to our light trap.


  • P005RG Psoloptera basifulva

    Erebidae, Arctiinae (or Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae) - Wingspan: 34mm.

  • P007R Macaria sp.

    Geometridae, Ennominae - Wingspan: 30mm. Two specimens were recorded on the 16th, and one on the 20th. Although there are similarities with other individuals portrayed on the Internet, a species ID is yet to be determined.

  • P008R Palpita sp.

    Crambidae - Wingspan: 32mm.


  • P009R Paragonia cruraria?

    Geometridae? - Wingspan: 34mm.

  • P010R Eulepidotis electa

    Erebidae - Wingspan: 34mm. Two specimens came to our light trap on the 16th at the first hotel.

  • P011R Baniana ostia

    Erebidae, Anobinae - Wingspan:34mm. Two came to the trap at the first hotel on 16/4/15.


  • P012R Coenipeta dimidiata

    Erebidae, Erebinae - Wingspan: 35mm. Three individuals of this species came to our light trap during our stay at the first hotel. Quite a pretty species with the pale green fore wings and yellow hind wings.

  • P012R Coenipeta dimidiata

    Erebidae, Erebinae - Wingspan: 35mm. Three individuals of this species came to our light trap during our stay at the first hotel. A spread specimen showing the underwings.

  • P013R Coenipeta bibitrix

    Erebidae, Erebinae - Wingspan: 30mm. A fairly common species in the Paraiso region, six individuals came to the light trap at our first hotel.


  • P013R Coenipeta bibitrix

    Erebidae, Erebinae - Wingspan: 30mm. A fairly common species in the Paraiso region, six individuals came to the light trap at our first hotel.

  • P014RG Cerodirphia sp.?

    Saturnidae - Wingspan: 63-86mm. This moth appeared in numbers about the Radisson Hotel, attracted to the lighted windows. This group is likely to have highly irritant larvae , similar to Automeris species.

  • P014R Cerodirphia sp. (Spread Specimens)

    Saturnidae - Wingspan: 63-86mm. Any help with identifying the actual species would be welcome.


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