Calliteara lunulata

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Calliteara lunulata
Calliteara lunulata takamukuana.jpg
Calliteara lunulata takamukuana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Calliteara
Species: C. lunulata
Binomial name
Calliteara lunulata
(Butler, 1887)
Synonyms
  • Dasychira lunulata Butler, 1887
  • Dasychira acronycta Oberthur, 1880
  • Dasychira solitaria Staudinger, 1887
  • Dasychira takamukuana Matsumura, 1927

Calliteara lunulata is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in the Russian Far East, Japan, China and Taiwan.

The wingspan is 51–55 mm for males and 65–70 mm for females.[1] Adults are on wing from May to June and from July to August in two generations per year.

The larvae feed on the leaves of various trees, including Quercus and Castanea species.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Calliteara lunulata lunulata
  • Calliteara lunulata takamukuana (Matsumura, 1927) (Taiwan)

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