Diehlea tumida

Diehlea tumida

Diehlea tumida is a nolid moth found in tropical south-east Asia
Nolidae, Diehlea tumida Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Appearance

Triangular moth with very rounded trailing wing margins.
The wings are two toned tan to brown with a clear demarcation at the rounded trailing edges.
Nolidae, Diehlea tumida Moths are butterflies that chose to live in the night. Consequently, they had to evolve a defence strategy to get them through the day. The earliest fossils are 50Ma years old, so plenty of time for evolution to do its magic. In fact, butterflies are moths that chose to live in the day.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Naming

Sysnonym:
Carea tumida Hampson 1905
Nolidae, Diehlea tumida Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Distribution

South east Asia; Andamans to PNG

Status

Common

References:

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http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/careini/careini_3_3.php
http://eol.org/pages/29560370/names/synonyms
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=370772
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNolidae
GenusDiehlea
SpeciesDiehlea tumida
Photographed in
Indonesia