Heliotrope Moth

Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907

The moth looks quite white when it is flying, but at rest, the pretty pattern of red and black spots on the white forewings can be seen. Each hindwing is white with two black spots and an irregular black margin


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What habitats does Utetheisa pulchelloides live in?

The larvae feed on ''Argusia argentea'', ''Echium plantagineum'', ''Heliotropium arborescens'' and ''Myosotis arvensis''.

What is the distribution of Utetheisa pulchelloides?

Across Australia

How big does Utetheisa pulchelloides grow?

Can grow to around 30mm

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