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Maliattha signifera

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Maliattha
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Similar  Maliattha, Oraesia emarginata, Hypocala subsatura, Hydrillodes, Mocis undata

Maliattha signifera is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in south-east Asia, including China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand as well as in Australia (Queensland).

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Description

The wingspan is 15–18 mm. Antennae of male minutely ciliated. In male, head, thorax and abdomen ochreous white. Abdomen has two dorsal black tufts. Fore wings with ochreous white basal and costal areas, with a slight fuscous tinge. The outer area, which extends from the apex to center of inner margin, dark purplish fuscous and crossed by the irregularly-waved whitish postmedial line, which becomes pure white towards inner margin. A diffused dark somewhat dentate submarginal line and a marginal series of short dark strigae present. Hind wings are pale fuscous. Ventral side of fore wings fuscous, with pinkish ochreous costal and outer areas. Ventral side of hind wings pinkish ochreous, with cell spot and curved postmedial line.

In female, body more suffused with fuscous. Fore wings with outer pinkish area in tone. There are two prominent white lunules present on postmedial line above inner margin. Hind wings dark fuscous, with ochreous outer margin and cilia.

Ecology

Spherical eggs are translucent white, which are laid in a regular hexagonal array.

References

Maliattha signifera Wikipedia


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