Argina astrea - Crotalaria Podborer

 
 

Arctiinae, Arctiidae

 

Larva feed on seed pods of plants from the genera Crotalaria, Fabaceae. Early instars eat the foliage and later instars eat the fruit and seeds. The species is found in Africa, Asia and Australasia.
 
 
 
Larvae on Crotalaria retusa. Picture supplied by Mick Jackes.
Male (left) and female (right).