(one synonym : Deuterocopus triannulatus Meyrick 1913)
DEUTEROCOPINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
Donald Hobern & Stella Crossley
(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 moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The wings are orange, with multiple lobes.
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.
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)