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Strophidia caudata (Fabricius, 1781) from Rejang land

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Strophidia caudata (Fabricius, 1781)
Located : Curup Town, Rejang Land, Bengkulu province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Photo : Ervina Susanti

The rare specimen already shoot in rejang land wild nature.

Comment from Dr Ian J. Kitching :
However, it is not an Ourapteryx but rather a member of a genus of Microniinae, a subfamily of the Uraniidae. Specifically, it is Strophidia caudata (Fabricius, 1781). Holloway (1998), in Moths of Borneo 8, says this species is rare in Borneo, with only two specimens collected recently, one in the Mulu area, the other at Danum Valley. Otherwise, the species ranges India to Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sulawesi.
Taxonomy :

system Vitae - living organisms
domain Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis, 1978 - lifeforms with nucletic cells
superregnum Unikonta

Opisthokonta Cavalier-Smith, 1987b
kingdom Animalia Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
subregnum Eumetazoa Butschli, 1910
divisio Bilateria Hatschek, 1888
subdivisio Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
phylum Arthropoda - arthropods
subphylum Hexapoda Blainville, 1816
class Insecta - insects
subclass Pterygota
infraclass Neoptera Martynov, 1923
cohors Holometabola
order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758 - butterflies and moths
suborder Glossata
infraorder Heteroneura
falanga Ditrysia
superfamily Geometroidea
family Uraniidae
subfamily Microniinae
genus Strophidia Hübner, 1823
species Strophidia caudata (Fabricius, 1781)


This photo already confirm by :
Dr Ian J. Kitching
Research Entomologist
Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD, U.K.

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