Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Achaea janata ERIBINAE ERIBIDAE

Achaea janata ERIBINAE ERIBIDAE

(Was Achaea janata CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE)
The larvae feed on a large variety of plants and are considered a pest on the ones that are agricultural
crops. Some of the the most likely plants in this area are:-
 Macadamia Nuts (PROTEACEAE), Roses (ROSACEAE), Acacia species (MIMOSACEAE), Hoop Pine (ARAUCARIACEAE), Castor Oil Plants, (Ricinus communis (EUPHORBICEAE )), and Eucalyptus trees.





Family:-  ERIBIDAE
Sub Family:- ERIBINAE
Genus:- Achaea 
Species:- janata





The caterpillar photo was not taken on our property but on a private property nearby.



The moth to the left shows a slight difference in colouring.









Remember that the classifications for Noctuoidea have changed and I am now using the later classifications as shown in the blog for Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

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Achaea serva ERIBINAE ERIBIDAE

( Was Achaea serva CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE)

Similar plant selection to the A.janata in our area, Castor Oil Plant ( Ricinus communis,
EUPHORBIACEAE ), and  Roses ( Rosa, ROSACEAE ) being the most likely. Because we don't have Caster Oil Plant on our place, and we no longer have roses so this moth is a rare visitor.

 



Family:-  ERIBIDAE
Sub Family:- ERIBINAE
Genus:- Achaea
Species:-  serva


















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