Dr. David Adamski decided to honor the people of Costa Rica in naming his newly discovered moths. “My purpose is to give these moths names that are unique and also complimentary to the geography, people and culture of Costa Rica.”
The thread of land that connects the North and South American continents is called Central America. Costa Rica has enormous diversity of flora, fauna, climate and geographical features. Its climate is very extreme and tropical, making some moths differ slightly from the pattern of an identified species. “The grand diversity of habitats significantly contributes to making Costa Rican moths the way they are,” said Dr. Adamski. Using a microscope, he checked for characteristics to help identify a series of similar patterns developed by a certain species or differences in genital structure. Differences are of utmost importance in determining the species of moths. It takes patience and care.