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Mania lunus (L.) (6)
meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 64 N: 2210] (7389)
A rarity from Costa Rica:
I found this moth in the La Selva forest at night in pouring rain: Mania (=Nothus) lunus (L.), a member of the neotropical family of Sematuridae. That is a first for TN, even the family has not been presented before. I cannot find much information on the net about this nocturnal or crepuscular species. There is a report from 2001 that larvae have been reared in Costa Rica, they seem to be living on Pentaclethra macroloba (Mimosoideae) and on Syzygium longifolium (Myrtaceae).
The picture had to be worked at in PS mainly to remove reflections due to the inbuilt flash.

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meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 64 N: 2210] (7389)
Drehung und Ausschnitt
Edited by:peter_stoeckl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1731 W: 291 N: 3994] (11490)

Lieber Dieter, habe mir den Versuch gestattet, diese kostbare Rarität durch Drehung um 45° und engeren Ausschnitt noch etwas näher heranholen.
Mit Deinen Originaldaten eventuell den Versuch wert. Vielen Dank.