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Callopistria maillardi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Callopistria maillardi
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Callopistria
Rank  Species
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Similar  Anticarsia irrorata, Callopistria, Polydesma umbricola, Achaea catella, Eublemma anachoresis

Callopistria maillardi is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species can be found throughout central, eastern and southern Africa, including the islands of the Indian Ocean, Yemen, Chagos islands, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, southern China, in Hawaii, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Society Islands, Sulawesi, as well as Queensland in Australia.

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Description

Wingspan is about 40mm. Antennae of male with three spatulate hairs on the curved portion. Legs very densely clothed with long hair. Head and thorax clothed with dark ferrugineous and white hair. Abdomen paler with ferrous colored dorsal tufts. Fore wings more varied with reddish. The veins and lines reddish. Antemedial line more angulated. There is a medial crenulate black line. Ventral side of hind wings with more crenulated postmedial line.

Larva dark greenish with a dorsal row of white-outlined dark chevrons, where each pointing towads head. The anal chevron is slightly larger and more strongly colored than the rest.

Ecology

The larvae feed on Adiantum, Lygodium, Pellaea, Nephrolepis biserrata, and Asplenium nidus.

References

Callopistria maillardi Wikipedia


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