Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Scale tufts

As you can see from the selection below, some moths have tufts of scales that can be quite decorative. Some can also have tufts of scales on their on their abdomen and, particularly in the family NOLIDAE, have scale tufts on their wings.




Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUSIINAE
Genus:- Chrysodeixis
Species:- unknown










Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUSIINAE
Genus:- Othreis ( Eudocima )
Species:- fullonia
It appears to have two currently accepted names for genus.







Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUSIINAE
Genus:- Plusiodonta
Species:- arctipennis







Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUSIINAE
Genus:- Thysanoplusia
Species:- orichalcea













Family:-  NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- NOLINAE
Genus:- Nola
Species:- epicentra

Note the light brown tufts on the wings.









Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- SARROTHRIPINAE
Genus:- Ochthophora
Species:- sericina






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