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Eublemma anachoresis (Wallengren, 1863)


Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Eublemminae
Identification: Head, thorax and abdomen pale bright yellow, with slightly pinkish tinge in thorax. Forewings with yellow basal half, bounded by a slightly oblique white and black line, beyond which the area is bright pinkish with a slight copper tinge. There is an indistinct slightly sinuous sub-marginal line. Hindwings are yellowish. African forms has a pure white sub-marginal line in forewings.
Wing Span: 2.2-2.4 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Oryza sativa, Waltheria americana, and Waltheria indica.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Indomalayan realm, Australia and the southern part of Africa. Records include Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, the Society Islands, Eswatini, Taiwan, Thailand and northern New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.
Conservation:
NCGR:
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Comments: Introduced to Hawaii.

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