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Arctiid Moth

Hemonia orbiferana


This is an Arctiid Moth that i found on the wall of my house. This moth is brownish-black in color, and it look-like a dried leaf in heart shape. The size of this moth is about 8 mm in length.

This moth is very similar with Hemonia rotundata. But its forewings apex is more rounded, the basal areas of the forewings are much darker shaded, and the black margin of the forewings apex ends about 1/3 on the costa (forward margin) & does extend down to the base as in rotundata.


- Spotted on the wall of my house. Usually, it can be found around the house (especially near the light sources), garden, and lowland forests.


- This is a moth of the Arctiidae family (Arctiid Moth). It is attracted to the light (possibly a nocturnal insect). Its shape is similar with Cyclosiella dulcicula - Thanks to Psyche (Dr Seow) for the ID -
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Arctiidae
* Genus: Hemonia
* Species: H. orbiferana

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Rotund Hemonia
Hemonia rotundata None

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Lanzz 10 years ago

Thanks Jakubko for the ID...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Beautiful! Definitely genus Hemonia, please verify H. rotundata.

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Spotted on Feb 3, 2014
Submitted on Feb 3, 2014

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