Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 553237

Cincta rothschildia
Rothschildia cincta

Observation date: August 13, 2011
Submitted by: Thomas C Smith
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sighted in Baja California Sur, Mexico.Sea of Cortez coast.Plant is bouganvilla.Locals unable to identify.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ryan St Laurent
Verified date: November 28, 2012
Coordinator notes: This could be Rothschildia forbesi, based on the more oval and less triangular hindwing hyaline spots. I suspect there are other Rothschildia species that far down into Mexico it could be also. It is almost certainly in the Rothschildia genus. Kelly Based on geography and maculation, this is likely Rothschildia cincta . R. St. Laurent
Checklist region(s): Mexico, Baja California Sur