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Eudesmia menea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Arctiidae
Genus  Eudesmia
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Clemensia albata, Haploa lecontei, Hypoprepia fucosa, Haploa

Eudesmia menea, the Lunar Eudesmia, is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It was described by Dru Drury in 1782. It is found from Brazil and Colombia, through Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras), to the southern United States, where it is found from southern Texas to Florida.

Description

Upper side: antennae filiform and black. Head, thorax, and abdomen yellow. Wings yellow and black. Anterior having two round black spots at the shoulders, and two long ones at the tips. Posterior having a broad black border, beginning at the abdominal corners and running round the wings, crossing the fore wings and ending at the anterior edges.

Under side: palpi and tongue black. Legs black. Breast and abdomen yellow. Wings coloured as on the upper side. Margins of the wings entire. Wing-span 2 inches (50 mm).

References

Eudesmia menea Wikipedia


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