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Marbled white moth (Nyctemera coleta)

Marbled white moth (Nyctemera coleta) is an animal species in the Erebidae, a flying insect, a medium-sized, white and gray moth with a yellow head, broad wings and a triangular shape, living solitary in leaves on shrubs or low trees.

N. coleta has triangular, gray-colored wings with white stripes on the front with white oblong plots on the back and a short line running across the rear margin. The legs have joints, are gray and white.

Dlium Marbled white moth (Nyctemera coleta)


The head is round with a blunt tip, yellow with circular plots and black. A pair of large, black eyes. A pair of long, black antennas. The back has a hump higher than the wings and head.

The larvae are purplish and hairy. The anterior somites are yellowish in color. Each somite is black and marked with a short white dorsal and lateral stripe. The cocoons are yellowish in color and speckled with black.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribe: Arctiini
Subtribe: Pericopina
Genus: Nyctemera
Species: Nyctemera coleta
Subspecies: Nyctemera coleta coleta, Nyctemera coleta melaneura, Nyctemera coleta melas, Nyctemera coleta nigrovenosa

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