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  no common name (Eumelea rosalia)





no common name | Eumelea rosalia photo
Eumelea rosalia photographed on a window ledge. Let me know if the ID is wrong - it could be the similar E. duponchelii?

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no common name | Eumelea rosalia photo
Eumelea rosalia feeding from flower

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no common name | Eumelea rosalia photo
close of Eumelea rosalia feeding from flower

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
Eumelea rosalia is a yellow or orange moth with darker speckles. There are two darker bands across each wing. When the wings are spread, these bands make a pattern like the rings of a section of sawn tree trunk.

Size
wingspan 4cm

Food
The caterpillars feed on Mallotus plants.

Range
found in the oriental tropics, including Borneo, Malaysia, New Guinea, and Queensland, Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Geometridae
Genus:Eumelea
Species:rosalia
Common Name:no common name