Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yellow and Purple Banded Moth (Eublemma anachoresis), Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This moth is from the family of Erebidae under genus of Eublemma. The scientific name for this species is Eublemma anachoresis (Wallengren, 1863).

This small moth has a unique shape of wing and its pattern. The wing forms a triangle shape while at rest. It has banded pattern consist of six colored bands which is yellow with purple shade from basal to median, followed by narrow white band at the median, purple band, brown band, narrow white band and the last band is narrow purple band at the terminal. The cilia is pale white. The size of the wing spans is about 25mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Noctuoidea
Family : Erebidae
Subfamily : Eublemminae
Genus : Eublemma
Species : E. anachoresis
Binomial name : Eublemma anachoresis (Wallengren, 1863)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eublemma_anachoresis

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