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astronomy-to-zoology:

Stathmopoda pedella

…is a species of concealer moth (Oecophoridae) which is found throughout Europe. Stathmopoda pedella caterpillars will feed on the seeds of fruits of Alder (Alnus spp.). Adults typically fly in July, depending mostly on their location. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Oecophoridae-Stathmopoda-S. pedella

Image: Olaf Leillinger

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Small Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia)

…a species of Saturniid moth which occurs throughout most of the Palearctic region, and its the only member of its family to be found in the British Isles. Adult small emperor moths are chiefly nocturnal and will fly from mid-April to late June Like other saturniid moths adult S. pavonia have no mouthparts and cannot feed, their caterpillars however have a wide variety of recorded food plants. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Saturnidae-Saturniinae-Saturnia-S. pavonia

Image: Jean-pierre Hamon

astronomy-to-zoology

astronomy-to-zoology:

Epicopeia hainesii

…is a species of Oriental Swallowtail Moth (Epicopeiidae) which is distributed throughout the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and Taiwan. Like other members of its family E. hainesii looks very similar to the swallowtail butterflies of the family Papilionidae, and possibly mimics them. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Epicopeiidae-Epicopeia-E. hainesii

Images: 三上 勝生 and うり

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Hemerophila diva

Sometimes known as the “Diva Hemerophila Moth” H. diva is a colorful species of metalmark moth (Choreutidae) which occurs in Cuba and more rarely in Florida. H. diva larvae feed almost exclusively on Ficus species and will curl their leaves and skeletonize their surface. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Choreutoidea-Choreutidae-Hemerophila-H. diva

Image(s):  © Jeff Hollenbeck

astronomy-to-zoology

astronomy-to-zoology:

Scarlet Tiger Moth (Callimorpha dominula)

…a colorful species of Arctiid tiger moth (Arctiinae) which occurs in Southern Europe and the Middle East, ranging from Turkey to northern Iran. Adult scarlet tiger moths are day flying and will take nectar. Their larvae, on the other hand, feed mostly on comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Three different color morphs of C. dominula exist: One with yellow hindwings and body, one with red hindwings, and one with extended black on its hindwings.  

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Erebidae-Arctiinae-Callimorpha-C. dominula

Image: Emanresu