Sasunaga tenebrosa

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Sasunaga tenebrosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Sasunaga
Species: S. tenebrosa
Binomial name
Sasunaga tenebrosa
(Moore, 1867)
  • Hadena tenebrosa Moore, 1867
  • Sasunaga albistriga Warren, 1913
  • Sasunaga longistriata Warren, 1913
  • Magusa maja Strand, 1916
  • Magusa kala Strand, 1916
  • Stictoptera albonotata Wileman & West, 1928

Sasunaga tenebrosa is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from the Indian subregion, Sri Lanka to Sundaland, the Philippines and Sulawesi.[1]


Wingspan about 36-42mm. Body dark and reddish brown or black and grey in color. Fore wings with slight streaks in the interspaces. The transverse lines are almost obsolete. Orbicular small, circular, and usually prominent, whereas reniform almost obsolete. There is a dark patch on costa before apex. Apical and basal inner area and angle often greyish or reddish brown in color. Hind wings fuscous brown.[2]


The larvae feed on Ventilago species, and caterpillar pupates in the soil in a silk cocoon.[3]


  1. ^ "Sasunaga tenebrosa Moore". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Sasunaga tenebrosa (Moore, 1867)". Butterfly House. Retrieved 2 August 2016.