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The cucumber moth ♀

Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851)

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4 Comments

Bkripto
Bkripto 4 years ago

Im thinking Melonworm Moth?
Look here…
https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sigh...

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 6 years ago

Thanks Nidhin.
I'm understood you about semi lucid wings ,white band on the intersection of their;do not use an electron microscope:))Thank you !

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 6 years ago

Thanks Irina :) Its a major pest species. R u talking about what appears to be a white band in the white region of the wing? In that case its not a micro structure of any sort. Since the wings are semi lucid the intersection of the upper and lower wings forms a white band, that's all it is :)

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 6 years ago

Beautiful moth!Good spottings!
What is the microstructure of the white areas of the wings?

Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 29, 2016
Submitted on Jan 29, 2016

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