Pterophorus albidus (Zeller, 1852)
(previously known as Aciptilia albidus)
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This caterpillar is reported to feed on :

  • White-edge Morning Glory ( Ipomoea nil, CONVOLVULACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The adult moth is white with a greenish tinge on the abdomen. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Gambia,
  • Madagascar,
  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

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    (created 16 October 2001, updated 17 May 2012)