Friday, April 11, 2008

Moth - Drepana fulvata Snellen, 1876, Tijdschr

Name : Drepana fulvata Snellen, 1876, Tijdschr.
Family : Drepanidae
Subfamily : Drepaninae
Reference : The Moth of Borneo, Vol 8, Plate 3

Record :
Date : Jan 12 2008
Location : Neo Tiew area
Host Plant : Nephelium lappaceum - Rambutan
Pupation period : 6 days (7 Dec 2008 - 13 dec 2008)

Caterpillar :
Pupa :

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ant like moth caterpillar

When I was at Pulau Ubin last month, I chanced upon a batch of ant-like caterpillars feeding on Melastoma malabathricum.

When disturbed, it will lift up its head and waves its legs. I found out later from Tzi Ming that this is the caterpillar of the Neostauropus alternus, a drab brown moth ;-(

A few of my hawk moths Caterpillar has pupated!They are (from the top) :
-Psilogramma menephron
-Enpinanga borneensis
-Eupanacra elegantulus or E. mydon.

You can see photo of P. menephron and E. borneensis in my earlier post.

This is how the E. elegantulus(mydon?) caterpillar looks like