|Urania swallowtail moth|
|Urania fulgens - MHNT|
|Urania fulgens △ - MHNT|
Urania fulgens, the urania swallowtail moth, is a day-flying moth of the Uraniidae family. It is found from Veracruz, Mexico, through Central America to northwestern South America (west of the Andes and south to Ecuador). It is highly migratory and has been recorded as a vagrant to Texas, USA.
It is sometimes confused with the similar U. leilus, but that species is found east of the Andes in South America, is slightly larger, and has more white to the "tail". The two have been treated as conspecific.
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