Eutrichopidia latinus

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Eutrichopidia latinus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Eutrichopidia
Species: E. latinus
Binomial name
Eutrichopidia latinus
(Donovan, 1805)[1]
Synonyms
  • Phalaena latinus Donovan, 1805

Eutrichopidia latinus is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is known from eastern Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

The moth is about 45 mm. Adults are black with a broad diagonal band across each forewing. This band may vary from white to yellow to orange. The hindwings have a white margin with black dots and the abdomen is tipped with a tuft of orange hairs.[2]

The larvae feed on Hibbertia obtusifolia and Haloragis teucriodes.

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