PTEROPHORINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of ANIC/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the fruit of plants in DILLENIACEAE, such as
The caterpillar leaves the fallen fruit to pupate, attaching itself to any nearby object.
The adult moth is dark brown, with multi-lobed wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
and also in Australia in:
Further reading :
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 16 (1905), p. 582.
(written 11 April 2011)