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Indian lily moth

Polytela gloriosae

Description:

Polytela gloriosae, the Indian lily moth or lily caterpillar, is a moth of the family Noctuidae.Identification Marks: Eyes hairy; proboscis fully developed; palpi porrect and roughly scaled, the 3rd joint short. Head and thorax is blue-black; the basal joint of palpi and antennae orange; three orange specks on metathorax; abdomen black, the terminal segments orange. Fore wing blue-black; an orange speck at base; the subbasal and antemedial waved lines filled in with orange, with an orange speck between them in cell, and two pink and black lunules towards inner margin; the orbicular yellow ring-mark; the reniform yellow, with the upper part centred with pink, the lower with fuscous; some orange specks on costa towards apex; the curved lunulate double postmedial line filled in with yellow and with a series of pink and black lunules beyond it; large orange blotches at apex and outer angle; cilia black and orange. Hind wings are fuscous, with traces of an angled postmedial line; the cilia orange. (W.S. ♂ 29 mm)

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Meera Sabu
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Meera Sabu

Kerala, India

Spotted on Apr 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 22, 2020

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