Ecuadorian moths

Jason R. Grant jason.grant at UNINE.CH
Mon Sep 9 15:57:30 CDT 2002

A student of mine is working on a pollination biology project of
Macrocarpaea sodiroana (Gentianaceae) near Quito, Ecuador.  This is a 1-3 m
tall shrub with night-blooming 3-4 cm long white campanulate flowers.  He
has collected and photographed at least a dozen species of moths that  visit
this species during the night.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how we could identify these species?
(I'm assuming there are no field guides to the nocturnal moths of Ecuador)

Are there any specialists of Neotropical moths we could work with?

Thanks, Jason

Jason R. Grant
Laboratoire de botanique évolutive, Institut de botanique
Faculté de Sciences, Université de Neuchâtel
11, rue Émile-Argand, Case Postale 2   
CH-2007  Neuchâtel  SWITZERLAND

Tel - (+41) [0] 32 718 2344
FAX - (+41) [0] 32 718 3001
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