Latest Arctiidae Stories

Venezuelan Poodle Moth: Is It Real Or Photoshop?
2012-08-27 15:10:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most moths can be easily identified when you look at them, however some have dazzling features that could make even the most well-trained eye do a double take. Then there is the Venezuelan Poodle Moth -- a bizarre-looking creature covered with white fluffy hair, large black eyes and funky antennae protruding from the head. When images of the newest discovery made it online a week ago, many cried foul, accusing that the image was...

Image 1 - Beautifully Colored Lizard Discovered In The Peruvian Andes
2012-02-18 04:54:05

Named 'mountain dweller', it is the highest-altitude living member of its genus Germán Chávez and Diego Vásquez from the Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI) in Peru have discovered a new colorful lizard which they named Potamites montanicola, or "mountain dweller". The new species was found in Cordillera de Vilcabamba and Apurimac river valley, the Cusco Region of Peru at altitude ranging from 1,600 to 2,100 meters. Their...

World's Smallest Frogs Found In New Guinea
2011-12-12 08:29:12

Field work by researcher Fred Kraus from Bishop Museum, Honolulu has found the world's smallest frogs in southeastern New Guinea. This also makes them the world's smallest tetrapods (non-fish vertebrates). The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne, all of whose species are extremely small, with adults of the two new species - named Paedophryne dekot and Paedophryne verrucosa - only 8-9 mm in length. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Previous research had led to...

2011-07-19 09:34:34

The Eucalantica genus belongs to the relatively primitive micro-moth group, Yponomeutidae. Six new species have been described by Mr. Jae-Cheon Sohn from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and Mr. Kenji Nishida from Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jos©, Costa Rica and published in the open access taxonomy journal Zookeys. "Yponomeutid moths are important group in tracing the evolution of plant association in Lepidoptera. In spite of this importance, the family has been...

2009-10-16 14:19:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avoid becoming a bat's tasty treat, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound. The moth can make up to 450 ultrasonic clicks in a tenth of a second to jam the hungry bat's sonar and escape death. The discovery was made by Aaron Corcoran, a Wake Forest University graduate student, and William Conner, professor of biology at Wake Forest. "This is the first example of prey that jams biological sonar," Conner says....

2009-02-24 05:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ - Ceryx, the leading provider of secure and reliable hosted and managed Microsoft(R) Exchange, today announced that reseller TBayTel has transitioned over 450 of its employees from their on-premise Lotus Notes environment onto Ceryx's Hosted Exchange platform. TBayTel, the largest independent Telecommunications company in Canada, provides voice, data and wireless service to an area of Northern Ontario spanning over 300,000 square kilometers. Through DirectIT, a...

2005-07-28 14:23:05

Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers at The University of Arizona and Wesleyan University report in Nature. Many parasites have developed mechanisms that suppress their hosts' ability to fight them off or even change their behavior in favor of the parasite. "We found the opposite is true with tiger moth caterpillars and their parasites," said UA Regents' Professor Emerita Elizabeth Bernays. Bernays discovered the previously unknown...

Latest Arctiidae Reference Libraries

2009-04-28 19:25:53

The Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth is a member of the Arctiidae family. These moths feature black wings and white spots with an average wing span of 1.3 to 1.6 inches and yellow abdominal ring. Its black antennae have white tips. The Nine-spotted moth uses mimicry to imitate the Zygaena ephialtes which is a poisonous moth. It is predominately found in Southern Europe. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-08-06 17:51:14

The Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia), also known as the Eyed Tiger Moth, is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is distributed throughout the southern and eastern United States from New England to Mexico. This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some hollow and some solid. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings. The male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths...

2005-09-09 08:19:45

The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly colored arctiid moth. It is found in Europe and western and central Asia and has been introduced into New Zealand and Australia to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 1.3-1.7 in (32-42 mm). A survey is currently being undertaken in the UK as a part of National Insect Week. You can...

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