The Crotalaria pod borer (Argina astrea) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in eastern Africa, southern Asia of India, Sri Lanka, and Indo-Australia, including the Pacific Islands and Australia.
The wingspan is about 40 mm. The species is extremely variable in wingpattern as well as ground color. Differs from Mangina argus in the head, thorax and fore wing being orange-yellowish or whitish in color. Abdomen and hind wings are bright orange. Markings and spots are similar to neighbor of species. The head of caterpillar is reddish brown when fully grown. Body black with white intersegmental rings that contain broken black transverse lines. Spiracles are in orange patches.
Argina astrea astrea (China (Yunnan, Hong Kong, Zhejiang, Guangdong), Taiwan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Philippines, Japan (Ryukyu), Indochina, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, Oceania, eastern Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Seychelles)