Utetheisa pulchella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Utetheisa pulchella
Utetheisa pulchella on Dittrichia viscosa 1.JPG
Utetheisa pulchella on Dittrichia viscosa
Utetheisa pulchella dilutior.JPG
Utetheisa pulchella dilutior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Utetheisa
Species: U. pulchella
Binomial name
Utetheisa pulchella
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
Synonyms
  • Tinea pulchella Linnaeus, 1758
  • Deiopeia pulchra
  • Utetheisa callima dilutior Rothschild, 1910
  • Utetheisa kallima Swinhoe, 1907
  • Utetheisa pulchella completa Weymer, 1908
  • Lithosia amabilis Trost, 1801
  • Deiopeia pulchella var. candida Butler, 1877
  • Noctua pulchra Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Utetheisa thytea Rothschild, 1914
  • Deiopeia thyter Butler, 1877
  • Utetheisa shyama Bhattacherjee et Gupta, 1969
  • Utetheisa shiba Bhattacherjee et Gupta, 1969
  • Utetheisa menoni Bhattacherjee et Gupta, 1969

The Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.

The wingspan is 29–42 mm.

The larvae feed on Forget-me-not, Echium, Borago and Anchusa species.

Subspecies[edit]

Subspecies include[verification needed]:

  • Utetheisa pulchella dilutior Rothschild, 1910
  • Utetheisa pulchella kallima Swinhoe, 1907
  • Utetheisa pulchella pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)[verification needed]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Utetheisa pulchella at Wikimedia Commons