Samiksha Jaiswal

Micralarctia punctulatum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Similar  Metarctia lateritia, Stoermeriana, Leipoxais, Zamarada, Thiacidas

Micralarctia punctulatum is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Wallengren in 1860. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Ipomoea batates.

Subspecies

  • Micralarctia punctulatum punctulatum (Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe)
  • Micralarctia punctulatum auricinctum (Butler, 1897) (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia)
  • Micralarctia punctulatum euproctina (Aurivillius, 1899 [1900]) (Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
  • Micralarctia punctulatum pura (Butler, 1878) (Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)
  • References

    Micralarctia punctulatum Wikipedia


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