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Rothschild's Giant Silkmoth
Rothschilds Giant Silkmoth (Rothschildia orizaba: Saturnidae) Wingspan 10-13 cm (4.0-5.1 in). There are several species in the genus Rothschildia and they all look very similar and go by the same common name.
Eastern-slope of the Andes in the foothills at 1,398 m (4,587 ft) elevation.
Cock of the Rock Lodge, northeast of Challabamba, Parque Nacional del Manu, Cusco Department, Per.
Date taken
September 2018
Scientific name
Rothschildia orizaba
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Gosh, he is huge, Stanley! What fabulous markings he has.
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Gosh!! That is a large moth, isn't it!

..... and a beautifully marked one too. Many thanks for finding him to show us Stanley.
amazingly colored moth, Stanley!! superb photo with splendid colors, top class, many tfs!!!

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