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Thursday, 3 March 2022

  Argina astrea ARCTIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE

Argina astrea ARCTIINI ARCTIINAE EREBIDAE
Also called Crotalaria Podborer,
Found in the Northern Territory, coastal and subcoastal Queensland, also in eastern Africa, India, Sri Lanka and  Pacific Islands.

There are also a number of sub species in other parts of the world.
The larval food source here are the two Crotalaria, (Fabaceae), species we have.

The first two instars feed on the leaves and the later instars bore into the pods and eat the seeds.




Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- ARCTIINAE
Genus:-  Argina
Species:- astrea



 

 

It has been some time since I have found any new moths. This one turned up a few days ago but was hard to find when I also had the camera at hand.

Not the best photos since it would not settle. 

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