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Autoba costimacula

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Autoba costimacula
Similar  Stemorrhages sericea, Polydesma umbricola, Achaea catella, Amyna axis, Autoba


Autoba costimacula is a species of moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in Southern and Eastern Africa, on the islands of the Indian Ocean and in Yemen.

The wingspan of the adult moths is 14 mm.

Its larvae have been observed as predators of Coccoidea (Scale insects).

Subspecies

  • Autoba costimacula costimacula (Saalmüller, 1880)- known from Yemen, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Aldabra & Assumption Island (Seychelles).
  • Autoba costimacula mascarensis Viette, 1975- known from Réunion and Mauritius.
  • References

    Autoba costimacula Wikipedia


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