Zygaena orana

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Zygaena orana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Zygaena
Species: Z. orana
Binomial name
Zygaena orana
Duponchel, 1835
Synonyms
  • Zygaena barbara Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
  • Zygaena allardi Oberthür, 1878
  • Zygaena nedroma Oberthür, 1881
  • Zygaena hajebensis Reiss & Tremewan, 1960
  • Zygaena oberthueri Bethune-Baker, 1888
  • Zygaena oberthüri Bethune-Baker, 1888

Zygaena orana is a species of moth in the family Zygaenidae. It is found on Sardinia[1] and in North Africa, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.[2]

The larvae feed on Lotus creticus[3] and Lotus cytisoides. Last instar larvae are pea-green with lateral rows of black spots and yellow blotches forming a well-marked yellow stripe. Pupation takes place in a dark brown and green pupa.[4]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Zygaena orana orana
  • Zygaena orana contristans Oberthür, 1922
  • Zygaena orana oberthueri Bethune-Baker, 1888
  • Zygaena orana sardoa Mabille 1892
  • Zygaena orana tatla Reiss, 1943
  • Zygaena orana tirhboulensis Hofmann & G. Reiss, 1982

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