Although I believe these "tribal"
checklists contain only species within Mexico,
I fully expect there are omissions and/or improper entries. If you have corrections
to offer, please contact
I have most recently (March 13, 2004) updated this checklist against that
provided by Dr. Manuel Balcazar-Lara at
have also updated individual files to reflect information in Kitching and Cadiou, 2000.
Bill Oehlke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Ben Trott who has sent outstanding images of larvae from Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Isognathus rimosus inclitus, Zacatecas, Mexico, courtesy of Jean Haxaire copyright.
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On February 24, 2007, I received this very nice image of Pachylia ficus from Roberto Marcel Valencia.
Pachylia ficus, Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.
Vivo en Minatitlan, Veracruz, en Mexico. Recientemente conocí a las Pachylia y me gustaron. Ahora mismo tengo dos orugas, una de 2 cm y otra de 10 cm, les doy hojas de Ficus y estan creciendo bien.
"Espero te gusten las fotos."
I indicated to Roberto that the moth is Pachylia ficus and he sent me additional images:
Pachylia ficus brown form, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.
Pachylia ficus immature, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.
Pachylia ficus green form, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.
"La oruga que se convirtió en pupa, uso una hoja de papel a manera de cubierta y abajo de la hoja, construyó su pequeño nido.
"Puedes usar las imagenes de la mejor manera.
"Te mando un saludo."
Lintneria separatus fifth instar, Conjuncto Mogollon Archaeological Site,
near Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico, September 6, 2006,
courtesy of Sheri L. Williamson, as posted on Bug Guide.
Enyo gorgon, April, 2007, southern
Yucatan peninsula, near Tulum, Mexico,
courtesy of Nina C. Wilde.
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