Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Heliotrope moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Indonesia. I took the picture of this lovely Heliotrope moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) when it was sucking the honey from a flower grass near the beach of Bengkulu. The upper side wing of this moth is a combination of black and orange spot over white background color.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia - Animals
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Noctuoidea
Family : Erebidae
Subfamily : Arctiinae - Tiger and Lichen Moths
Tribe : Arctiini - Tiger Moths
Genus: Utetheisa
Species:U. pulchelloides
Common Name: Heliotrope Moth


References:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utetheisa_pulchelloides
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/arctiinae/arctiinae-7-1.php

EXIF Data Pic 1.: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 300mm, F-stop:f/8, Exposure time:1/500 sec, ISO 800

EXIF Data Pic 2.: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 300mm, F-stop:f/8, Exposure time:1/500 sec, ISO 400

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