© Emir Filho
Habitat: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador and Peru
Status: Not Listed
Decked in a fuzzy coat of clown fluff is the Rosy Flannel Moth (Trosia nigropunctigera). It must be convenient to always be dressed in a Halloween costume. Maybe there’s a perpetual costume party going on in the rainforest and cloud forest habitats at altitudes between about 400-1200m… which is where this creature lives! Um, I’d like an invite, please.