Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tropical Tiger Moths and Black-spotted Moths

Digama marmorea AGANAIDAE
 The first moth this week is the Digama marmorea AGANAIDAE. They belong to a group of tropical tiger moths as opposed to our more regular tiger moths in the family ARTIIDAE. This one is not as spectacular perhaps but is a regular visitor here.
The larval food plant is Carissa ovata (Apocynaceae).
See:-   http://toowoombaplants2008.blogspot.com.au/search?q=Carissa+ovata










Family:- AGANAIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Digama
Species:- marmorea






Update 24 May 2017
Digama marmoreal is now Sommeria marmoreal and the family AGANAIDAE  is now a subfamily of the newly formed (about 2012) family EREBIDAE.
There have been many changes to the moth taxonomy but not all sites are up to speed with the new listings. I believe "boldsystems.org" is fairly reliable.

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Ethmia clytodoxa ETHMIIDAE
Ethmia sporadica (possibly) ETHMIIDAE
These next two moths are from the family ETHMIIDAE commonly called "Black spotted moths".  This is fairly obvious with Ethmia clytodoxa and less so with my sample of Ethmia  sporadica. I am reasonably sure of the identification but I have put "Possible" after the species because some pictures of them have more dots than my sample.





Family:- ETHMIIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Ethmia
Species:- clytodoxa









Family:- ETHMIIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Ethmia 
Species:- sporadica (Possibly)











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