Argina astrea

Argina astrea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Argina
Species: A. astrea
Binomial name
Argina astrea
(Drury, 1773)
Synonyms
  • Argena astrea
  • Phalaena astrea Drury, 1773
  • Phalaena cribraria Clerck, 1764
  • Bombyx pylotis Fabricius, 1775
  • Deiopeia dulcis Walker, 1854
  • Xanthestes guttata Rambur, 1866
  • Argina notata Butler, 1877
  • Argina pylotes Butler, 1877
  • Alpenus multiguttatus Swinhoe, 1892
  • Argina perforata Seitz, 1914
  • Argina detersa Hulstaert, 1923

The Crotalaria pod borer (Argina astrea) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found in eastern Africa, southern Asia and Indo-Australia, including the Pacific Islands and Australia.

The wingspan is about 40 mm. The species is extremely variable in wingpattern as well as ground colour.

The larvae feed on Crotalaria species.

Subspecies

  • Argina astrea astrea (China (Yunnan, Hongkong, Zhejiang, Guangdong), Taiwan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma, Philippines, Japan (Ryukyu), Indochina, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, Oceania, eastern Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Seyschelles)
  • Argina astrea pardalina (eastern Africa, Madagascar)

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