Sematuridae : Neotropical family of Moths

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The Sematuridae are mainly a neotropical family of moths, many members are diurnal and have interesting color patterns. To date we have discovered 4 species here at Mount Totumas. They are not common. These specimens came to the lights at night.

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Host plants the larvae feed on are Gesneriaceae, Piperaceae and Solanaceae.

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Members of this family often have tails on hindwings.

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