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Tiger Moth

Euchromia Horsfieldi

Description:

A colourful arctiidae moth. Black body with two yellow bands, with two blue bands between. Opaque black wings with yellow markings, with a splash of blue along the leading edge of the forewing.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 900m.

Notes:

I suspect that this is a Javan sub-species, as it does not follow exactly the diagnosis offered by ‘Moths of Borneo’ (vol6). Chiefly, quote ‘There is a single, elongate yellow patch in the most posterior space of the forewing, indented posteriorly where that of the previous species is divided by a black band’. On this specimen the yellow band is bloken.

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5 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Bayucca - amended, thanks.

Dave

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Nice one, Dave! Please, only add the binomial name in the scientific field. You might add all the other names in the description section.
The updated taxonomy for yours would be Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Euchromiina (as the subtribe).

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Thanks Janelle and Medusa :)

Dave

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 7 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

Gorgeous coloring and photography! :-)))

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 1, 2014

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