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Guide to the Moths of a Wildlife Reserve in Baixo Alentejo

All Photographs were taken by the website author on the reserve unless otherwise stated.

Species Notes Photographs Photographs Photographs

Hummingbird Hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum

Borboleta colibri
 

 

 

 

 

Fiery Clearwing

Pyropteron chrysidiformis

 

Fiery Clearwing and Southern Brown Argus butterfly on Sweet Scabious.

 

 

Pale Shoulder

Acontia lucida

 

Female Pale Shoulder using wings to waft pheromones into the air to attract a male.

 

 

 

 

Pale-rose Saffron

Lythria cruentaria

 

 

 

Cinnabar Moth

Tyria jacobaeae

 

Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moth Species List :

English Name Scientific Name Portuguese Name
1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum Borboleta colibri
2 Fiery Clearwing Pyropteron chrysidiformis  
3 Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida  
4 Pale-rose Saffron Lythria cruentaria  
5 Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae  

 

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