(one synonym : Deuterocopus triannulatus Meyrick 1913)
DEUTEROCOPINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is mainly green with a pale brown head and a black prothorax. It has been found feeding on various species in VITACEAE, including:
The adult moth has forewings that are brown. The hindwings are brown with orange bases. The abdomen is brown with white markings. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found across Africa and Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 30.14, p. 332.
Volume 1 (1915), pp. 107-108.
Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra,
Denkschriften der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,
Volume 71, Part 2 (1907), pp. 31-130, Plate 1.
(updated 17 June 2011, 3 April 2019)