Dichromia sagitta

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Dichromia sagitta
Dichromia sagitta (Fabricius, 1775) cropped from Cramer-Stoll.JPG
Dichromia sagitta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Dichromia
Species: D. sagitta
Binomial name
Dichromia sagitta
  • Noctua sagitta Fabricius, 1775
  • Phalaena (Noctua) orosia Cramer, 1780
  • Phalaena (Noctua) macularis Hübner, 1787[1]

Dichromia sagitta is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in India,[2] Macau,[3] Hong Kong,[4] Japan and Taiwan.


The larvae had been recorded on Marsdenia sp., Marsdenia volublis (Apocynaceae), Tylophora asthamatica, Tylophora ovata[5] and Tylophora indica, an Asclepiadaceae.[6]


  1. ^ Lödl, 1993. Notes on the synonymy of the genera Hypena SCHRANK, 1802, Dichromia GUENÉE, 1854 and Harita MOORE, 1882. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae) Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen, 45. Jg., 1/2, 30.6.1993
  2. ^ ftp.funet.fi
  3. ^ Easton & Wing-Wah Pun, 1993. New records of moths from Macau, Southeast China . TROPICAL LEPIDOPTERA, 7(2): 113-118
  4. ^ Flickr: images from eugene kar
  5. ^ Insects in Indian Agroecosystems
  6. ^ Abstract: Gol & Das, 20111. Biology of Dichromia sagitta (Fabricius) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera), a serious pest of Indian ipecac, Tylophora indica. The Journal of Plant Protection Sciences 2011 Vol. 3 No. 2 pp. 14-19

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