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Erebid Day Flying moth

Nyctemera baulus

Description:

Seen here in repose. 40 mm wingspan. The adult moth has brown/black forewings each with a broad irregular diagonal white band. The hind wings are white with broad black margins. The body has alternate black and yellow stripes.

Habitat:

Borneo,Philippines,Thailand, as well as here in Australia in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and New South Wales.

Notes:

Larvae observed feeding on cabbage (Brassicaceae), tasselflower (Asteraceae), and fireweed (Asteraceae).

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Ruth Spigelman
Spotted by
Ruth Spigelman

NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.95, Long: 151.75

Spotted on Jul 2, 2019
Submitted on Jul 12, 2019

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