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Erebid Moth

Olepa ricini


It closely resembles the much less distributed Olepa ocellifera, and differs only in the lack of a chain like series of small yellow banded black spots in between large spots in forewings, which are present in O. ocellifera.


It is a minor pest, as a caterpillar, on cotton, castor, sunflower, gingelly, maize, ivy gourd, brinjal, sweetpotato, banana and Cucurbita crops.

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Erebid Moth
Olepa ricini (group) Olepa ricini - Wikipedia

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1 Comment

bayucca a year ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Spilosomina, Olepa ricini (group). Quite a complex taxonomy, including several species in the same group. Maybe you find some more info about it and add it under description or habitat.

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Tripura, India

Spotted on Apr 13, 2019
Submitted on Apr 13, 2019

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