Utetheisa pulchella  Linnaeus, 1758
Main synonym = Deiopeia pulchra    Esper, 1786
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Erebidae
Crimson-speckled Moth, Crimson-speckled Flunkey     Is-Sbejħa
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This beautifully coloured moth feeds on the foliage of the Heliotropum europaeum and Borago officinalis. This moth used to be common but now is quite difficult to find. It is also a strong migrant.

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