Photo 3. Adult Crotalaria pod borer, Agrina astrea, showing black dots surrounded by white rings against the orange background of the forewings.
Crotalaria pod borer, rattle-pod borer, black spotted moth.
Argina astrea. Previously known as Argina cribraria. Belongs to a group within the Erebidae, commonly known as 'tiger moths'.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and The moths of Borneo. (http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/arctiinae/arctiinae-6-1.phpc). Photo 3 John Hill (2009) Photo of Argina astrea moth with closed wings. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Argena_astrea_(Crotalaria_pod_borer,_Tiger_moth).jpg). Photo 4 Diorit (2011) Unbekannter Schmetterling aus dem Hochland von Madagaskar. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madagaskar_Schmetterling01052011.JPG).
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