Utetheisa elata

Utetheisa elata

''Utetheisa elata'' is a moth in the Arctiidae family. It was described by Fabricius in 1798. It is found in Angola, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as on the Comoros, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on ''Tournefortia argentea'', ''Heliotropium amplexicaule'', ''Trichodesma zeylanicum'', ''Heliotropium indicum'', ''Tournefortia sarmentosa'', ''Crotalaria juncea'' and ''Crotalaria striata''.
Red speckled moth, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar Poor photo, sharing it for the potential species value. Not sure yet what it is. Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Spring,Utetheisa elata,World

Naming

*''Utetheisa elata elata''
⤷ ''Utetheisa elata fatua''
⤷ ''Utetheisa elata fatela'' Jordan, 1939

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyErebidae
GenusUtetheisa
SpeciesU. elata
Photographed in
Madagascar