Lymantria lunata

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Lymantria lunata
Lymantria lunata female.jpg
Female
Lymantria lunata curvifera.jpg
Lymantria lunata curvifera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Lymantria
Species: L. lunata
Binomial name
Lymantria lunata
(Stoll, 1782)
Synonyms
  • Bombyx lunata Stoll, [1782]
  • Pegella ichorina Butler, 1884
  • Lymantria lunatoides Strand, 1923
  • Lymantria diversa Turner, 1936
  • Pegella diversa

Lymantria lunata (luna gypsy moth) is a species of moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in Southeast Asia, from India to the northeast coast of Australia.

The wingspan is about 60 mm. The body is brown and the wings are white with a pattern of brown lines on the forewings.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Mangifera indica, Buchanania muelleri and Ficus benjamina.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Lymantria lunata lunata
  • Lymantria lunata diversa
  • Lymantria lunata curvifera

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