Saturday, 14 November 2015

Utetheisa sp.

Family: Arctiidae
Sub-Family: Arctiinae
Species: Utetheisa sp.
Common name(s): 
Photography location: Hanoi

Stunning Utetheisa moth, possibly the Heliotrope moth (U. pulcheloides) I don't actually know.
Photographed during the day, in a sandy grassland with patches of the legume shrub Crotalaria pallida. (host plant)

 Crotalaria pallida (Fabaceae family)
Common in disturbed sites such as pastures, waste ground, roadsides

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