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Red Costate Tiger moth

Aloa lactinea

Description:

40mm long. Wings pure white with some black dots spread simetrically. Border intense red, rounding the head. White leggs, black feet. Family: Arctiidae Subfamily: Arctiinae Tribe: Spilosomini Genus: Aloa Species: A. lactinea Binomial name Aloa laetata

Habitat:

Tropical forest; close to the seaside (South Sea Of China).

Notes:

Synonyms: Phalaena lactinea Cramer, 1777 Bombyx sanguinolenta Fabricius, 1793 Aloa marginata Moore, 1883 Rhodogastria frederici Kirby, 1892 Aloa sanguinolenta Moore, 1882 Amsacta lactinea Hampson, 1901 Creatonotus negritus Hampson, 1894

4 Comments

bamboocharlie
bamboocharlie 4 years ago

We have this moth on Siargao island .The body is a beautiful red.
The caterpillar is like a "woolly bear" ; brown and black.

charlie

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 5 years ago

Thanks for the id, NuwanChathuranga!

Juan Manuel
Juan Manuel 5 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo. "Aizpuru"... Could be we were neighbors? (I was born in Bilbao)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Great spot !

Cagayan, Philippines

Lat: 18.41, Long: 122.14

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

Reference

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