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Heliotrope Moth

Utetheisa pulchelloides

Description:

Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907, called the Heliotrope Moth, is very similar to Utetheisa lotrix (Cramer, 1779), also called the Salt and Pepper Moth or Crotalaria Moth. The only difference in the forewing markings that seems to be consistent (as noted by Holloway 1988) is the presence of a red patch between the more elongate pair of black marginal marks at the tornus and the subdorsal black spot of the submarginal in U. pulchelloides that is lacking in U. lotrix. Another look-alike sibling, Utetheisa pulchella, is restricted to Europe and Africa.

Habitat:

Backyard.

Notes:

Reference: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212... At least 8 Utetheisa species have been reported to be existing in the Philippines: http://szmn.eco.nsc.ru/Arctiidae/Arctiin... Other References: http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20ord... http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Heliotro...

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Apr 9, 2014

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