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Creatonotos transiens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
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Similar  Creatonotos, Creatonotos gangis, Aloa lactinea, Nyctemera, Nyctemera adversata

Creatonotos transiens is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in China (Shanxi, Shaanxi, central China, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hong Kong, Hainan, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Taiwan), Japan (Ryukyu), eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Indochina, the Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi and Lombok. It is found in various secondary habitats.

The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Beta, Dioscorea, Paspalum, Zea, Pithecellobium, Vigna, Wisteria, Toona, Musa, Salix, Cayratia and Cissus species. The larvae are dark brown, with a very pale yellow dorsal stripe.

Subspecies

  • Creatonotos transiens transiens (India, northern Pakistan)
  • Creatonotos transiens albina (Daniel, 1971) (Afghanistan)
  • Creatonotos transiens koni Miyake, 1909 (Taiwan, Japan)
  • Creatonotos transiens sundana Nakamura, 1976 (Siberut, Java, Bali east to Lombok)
  • Creatonotos transiens vacillans (Walker, 1855) (China, Indochina, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo)
  • References

    Creatonotos transiens Wikipedia


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