Tipulodes rubriceps

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Tipulodes rubriceps
Tipulodes rubriceps, from the Ecuadorian Andes, an example of beetle mimicry. Scale bar 1cm.png
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Tipulodes
T. rubriceps
Binomial name
Tipulodes rubriceps
Dognin, 1912

Tipulodes rubriceps is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1912. It is found in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. [1] [2]

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  1. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Tipulodes rubriceps". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 14, 2018.
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