Ctenoplusia albostriata

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Eastern streaked plusia
Ctenoplusia albostriata - Doi Su thep, Chiang Mai (5942428811).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Ctenoplusia
Species: C. albostriata
Binomial name
Ctenoplusia albostriata
(Bremer & Grey, 1853)
Synonyms
  • Plusia albostriata Bremer & Grey, 1853
  • Abrostola subchalybaea Walker, 1865
  • Abrostola nubila Moore, 1887
  • Phytometra albostriata acuminata Strand, 1917
  • Phytometra albostriata albolimbalis Strand, 1917
  • Phytometra albostriata disjunctana Strand, 1917

The Eastern streaked plusia,[1] (Ctenoplusia albostriata), is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, eastern Asia and the Pacific, including Borneo, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, most of Australia and New Zealand.[2]

Description[edit]

The wingspan is about 30–42 mm. Palpi with short third joint. Hind femur of male not tufted with long hair. Head and thorax and fore wings are full brown with a grey tinge. Sub-basal, antemedial and postmedial waved lines are brownish and indistinct. Orbicular narrow, elongate and brownish with white edges. There is a white streak found on median nervure conjoined to a brown streak with pale edges on vein 2, terminating at the postmedial line. A dark dentate submarginal line present. Hind wings fuscous with pale base.[3]

Caterpillars are green pseudo-loopers. Body with sparse hairs and white tips. After last instar, it pupate in a loose cocoon in a curled up leaf.[4]

The larvae feed on various plants, including Conyza bonariensis and several other Asteraceae species, as well as Dichrostachys cinerea. Other recorded food plants include Erigeron, Symphytum, Calystegia, Elephantopus, Calendula, Callistephus, Dahlia, Solidago, Aster, Abelia, Dichrocephala and Polygonum.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastern streaked plusia (Ctenoplusia albostriata)". iNaturalist.org. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "エゾギクキンウワバ Ctenoplusia albostriata (Bremer & Grey, 1853)". jpmoth. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ 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]
  4. ^ "Ctenoplusia albostriata (Bremer & Grey, 1853)". Butterfly House. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ctenoplusia albostriata food plants". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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