Lophoptera species STICTOPTERINAE,   EUTELIIDAE
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar is green, with a yellowish stripe along each side of the back, and black spiracles. The body is smooth and cylindrical, tapering to a smaller prothorax, and a pale brown head. The caterpillar was found feeding on the foliage of

  • Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana, CLUSIACEAE).


    opened cocoon and empty pupal skin
    (Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The caterpillar pupated on a nearby surface in a cocoon camouflaged with detritus.


    (Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The adult moth of this species has patterned brown forewings. The hindwings are white, each with a broad brown margin, and brown veins.

    The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.

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    (written 19 June 2020, 27 April 2022)