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Marbled White Moth (Nyctemera coleta) from Rejang Land

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Marbled White Moth

It belongs to the Family "Arctiidae" (Tiger Moths and Lichen Moths).Tiger Moths have bright warning colour patterns, which are spotted in red, orange, black or white.There are approximately 369 species in the genus Nyctemera, out of which there are day-flyers also. This particular moth is such a day-flyer. Marbled White Moths are widely distributed ranging from India, Sri Lanka to South China, Taiwan and Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Philippines and New Guinea.

Nyctemera Coleta Sp, black wings

Nyctemera Coleta Sp, brown wings

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Family: Arctiidae (tiger moths and lichen moths)
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribe: Nyctemerini
Genus: Nyctemera
Species: N. coleta
Credit foto : Curup Kami.
Location : Talang Rimbo Baru Village,Curup Town, Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu province, southern Sumatra

Source:
http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2009/03/nyctemera.html

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