I'll put together some posts on Ecuador over the next week, but in the meanwhile––to whet your appetites!––here are a couple of moth photos taken at Wildsumaco. Have you ever seen anything so wild as the fur-coated green one? The second is a small, exquisite, day-flying moth which was flying along the F.A.C.E. (fah-say) Trail. If any moth experts out there can name these beasts, I'd appreciate hearing from you!
Moths at Wildsumaco (Photos by Narca)
Ceroctena amynta, a Noctuid moth
(Thanks to Sherry Nelson for identifying it!)
Erateina sp., a Geometrid moth
(Thanks to Rich Hoyer for the ID to genus!)