Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Snouted Tiger Moth (Asota heliconia), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This snouted tiger moth is from the family of Noctuidae under genus of Asota. The scientific name for this species is Asota heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758)



This moth has orange color of head and thorax with some black spots on the thorax. The upper side of thorax is hairy. The upperside of wing is greyish brown with white central wedge from base to post median. The wing span is about 60mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Noctuoidea
Family : Noctuidae
Subfamily : Aganainae
Genus : Asota
Species : A.heliconia
Binomial name : Asota heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758)


References:
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/aganainae/aganainae-5-2.php
http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20orders/Lepidoptera/Erebidae/Aganainae/Asota%20heliconia/Asota%20heliconia%20Papua.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asota_heliconia
http://eol.org/pages/577318/overview


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