Chasmina candida

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Chasmina candida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Chasmina
Species: C. candida
Binomial name
Chasmina candida
(Walker, 1865)
Synonyms
  • Arbasera candida Walker, 1865
  • Chinophlebia sericea Hampson, 1893

Chasmina candida is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Indo-Australian tropics east to Fiji, including many islands of the Indian Ocean and Pacific.

Description[edit]

Wingspan about 40mm. Fore wings of male quadrate, where the costa somewhat excised. Costal neuration slightly distorted. Male pure white. Palpi and antennae ochreous. Fore tibia and tarsi orange spotted with black. Mid tibia orange above.[1]

Caterpillar pale brown or greenish with short sparse hairs. It has a brown or yellow stripe along each side of the back, with four small thoracic black dots. Pupa is brownish.[2]

Ecology[edit]

The larvae have been recorded on Hibiscus tiliaceus and Thespecia populnea.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Chasmina candida (Walker, 1865)". Butterfly House. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Chasmina candida Walker". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

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