EREBIDAE, AGANAINAE

(Snouted Tiger Moths)

The Aganainae are a small subfamily of moths in the Erebidae family. The adults and caterpillars of this subfamily are typically large and brightly colored, like the related tiger moths. They are most easily recognized by the typical wing shape, the usually bright colours and the large porrected palpae (snout).  Many of the caterpillars feed on poisonous host plants and acquire toxic cardenolides that make them unpleasant to predators. Like the closely related litter moths, the adults have long, upturned labial palps, and the caterpillars have fully or mostly developed prolegs on the abdomen. - wikipedia

 

Wingspan: 60-70 mm

Agape chloropyga
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Joy Valencia Villafuerte Hafalla
Baguio City
20140820
Agape chloropyga
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140723
Asota albiformis albiformis
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20151017
Asota caricae
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Rey M. Abellada
Baguio City
20161025
Asota caricae
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Bago, Negros Occ.
20140623
Asota caricae
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Bago, Negros Occ.
20140809
Asota egens confinis
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Jose Angel Jude B. Telan
Baguio, Benguet
Asota egens confinis
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140606
Asota heliconia philippina
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140607
Asota heliconia philippina
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Negros Occ.
Asota heliconia philippina f nervosa
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Jojo De Peralta
Palawan
Asota isthmia
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140606
Asota javana
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20190504
Asota plana
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Leif Gabrielsen
Impalutao, Bukidnon, Mindanao
20150407
Asota tinacria
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Kdon Galay
Ifugao
Asota tinacria
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140817
Euplocia membliaria ♀
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Ann Van Wijgerden
Intramuros, Manila
Euplocia membliaria ♀
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20150701
Euplocia membliaria ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Joy Valencia Villafuerte-Hafalla
20140605
Euplocia membliaria ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Rey M. Abellada
Baguio City
Euplocia membliaria ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Joy Valencia Villafuerte-Hafalla
20140605
Euplocia membliaria ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Alicia Hafalla Bañares
Baguio City
Mecodina cf. albodentata
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Desmond Allen
Negros Oriental
201711
Mecodina cf. albodentata
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Desmond Allen
Negros Oriental
201711
Mecodina cf. albodentata
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Desmond Allen
Negros Oriental
201711
Mecodina praecipua
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20150909
Mecodina sp. nr. bisignata ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Albert Kang
Subic, Zambales
20160922
Mecodina sp. nr. bisignata ♂
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20150806
Neochera marmorea
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Rey M. Abellada
Baguio City
20160709

* also similar to N. marmorea
Neochera marmorea
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Jojo De Peralta
Palawan
20161105
Neochera marmorea
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20171120
Peridrome orbicularis ♀
(Erebidae; Aganainae)
© Ann Van Wijgerden
Antipolo, Rizal
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