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  no common name (Donuca orbigera)





no common name | Donuca orbigera photo
Donuca orbigera photographed on a post at night.

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
This Noctuid moth has prominent eye spots on each fore wing. There are broad creamy white bands running across the wings, and a broken band of spots near the trailing edge of the wing. When seen close up you can see a fine pattern of greyish blue lines radiating from the abdomen along the wings. The abdomen is orange, but the orange colour is not seen when they are at rest. The underside of the wings are brownish.

Size
wingspan 6cm

Habitat
During the day they hide among grass or on tree trunk near the ground.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Donuca
Species:orbigera
Common Name:no common name