Migrant Moths...Mexico...ID?

Shueyi at aol.com Shueyi at aol.com
Fri Oct 30 13:29:52 EST 1998

I was in Belize in late September, and I can confirm that there was a very
large movement of Urania leilus in costal areas and even a few at inland
sites.  At Placencia Village, on a sand spit in the Gulf, there were about 50
adults sitting next to a single mercury vapor security lamp one evening.

John Shuey

In a message dated 10/27/98 8:51:20 AM Central Standard Time,
migrants at hotmail.com writes:

 A friend was in Veracruz, Mexico from 7-14 October.  She attempted to 
 me some dragonfly migration data, but had many distractions with all of 
 migrating raptors and the moth migration she describes below.
 "The entire time there were 1,000's of large dark moths (that looked 
 like a
 black Luna with irridescent torquois markings) migrating too all day 
 "On 10/8 I got distracted with the large black moths that were migrating
 and 11:35 a.m. counted 110/minute in 1 field of view as I looked out
 over the Gulf of Mexico at La Mancha Biological Station".
 Could anyone out there speculate what species she observed from this
 description? >>

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