Spilosoma sumatrana

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Spilosoma sumatrana
Spilarctia sumatrana var. continentalis.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Spilosoma
Species: S. sumatrana
Binomial name
Spilosoma sumatrana
(Swinhoe, 1905)
  • Diacrisia sumatrana Swinhoe, 1905
  • Spilarctia sumatrana
  • Spilosoma javanica Rothschild, 1910

Spilosoma sumatrana is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Charles Swinhoe in 1905. It is found on Sumatra, Java and in Malaysia.[1]



Dull reddish brown; antennae whitish; palpi and frons darker brown; abdomen with very faint crimson tinge, dorsal and lateral series of obscure black spots. Forewing with antemedial series of indistinct small dark spots, very oblique from costa to median nervure, then inwardly oblique; small indistinct spots at angles of cell and a series from lower angle to inner margin; traces of a subterminal series of dark points placed in pairs on each side of the veins; some slight points on termen. Hindwing with a very faint crimson tinge; an indistinct diffused dark discoidal patch and maculate subterminal band.

Wingspan 36 mm.[2]


  1. ^ LepIndex
  2. ^ Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum S.v2 (1920) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.