Aedia leucomelas

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Aedia leucomelas
Aedia leucomelas.jpg
Aedia leucomelas
Aedia leucomelas female.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Aedia
Species: A. leucomelas
Binomial name
Aedia leucomelas
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena leucomelas Linnaeus, 1758
  • Anophia acronyctoides Guenée, 1852
  • Noctua adepta Geyer, 1832
  • Anophia albodiscalis Roepke, 1932
  • Anophia limitaris Walker, 1863
  • Anophia olivescens Guenée, 1852
  • Anophia thomae Prout, 1927
  • Catephia ramburii Boisduval, 1829

The Eastern Alchymist, Sweet Potato Leaf Worm or Sorcerer (Aedia leucomelas) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in large parts of the world, ranging from Europe all over Asia up to Japan. The subspecies Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides is found in Australia.

The wingspan is about 35 millimetres (1.4 in). The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.

The larvae mainly feed on Convolvulus species, including Convolvulus sepium, Convolvulus erubescens and Convolvulus arvensis, but also on Ipomoea pes-caprae, Ipomoea batatas and perhaps Chondrilla juncea.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley (November 25, 2007). "Aedia leucomelas". uts.edu.au. Retrieved January 23, 2009. 

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