Monday, August 6, 2012

Triangular striped Moth (Chalciope mygdon)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This exotic little moth is from the family of Erebidae under genus of Chalciope. The scientific name for this moth is Chalciope mygdon (Cramer, 1777).



The forewings are marked with black triangles as in Trigonodes species, but these fill more of the wing, make contact with the dorsum, and the costal band expands and darkens distad where it ends in a sharp boundary that bisects the apex. The wingspan is about 30mm

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Noctuoidea
Family : Erebidae
Subfamily : Erebinae
Tribe : Ophiusini
Genus: Chalciope
Species: C. mygdon
Binomial name : Chalciope mygdon (Cramer, 1777)

References: 
http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/ophiusini/ophiusini_12_1.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalciope_mygdon

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