Givira cf. tigrata

Tiger Carpenter

Givira cf. tigrata, Tiger Carpenter



Family: Cossidae

Subfamily: Hypoptinae


Givira is a widely distributed genus, found in the Neotropics, and with about 15 species in the Nearctic.

William Schaus described G. tigrata in 1911 from a Costa Rican specimen. It was one of an estimated 5,000 mostly Neotropical moths described by this widely travelled entomologist.

Photo location: Pico Bonito National Park lodge, Honduras.

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