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Fruit Piercing Moth

Eudocima aurantia

Description:

A Noctuidae moth that mimics a dry leaf. Brown wings with "leaf veins" About 3cm, length from head to abdomen. Grayish hairy thorax, yellow hind wings with black marks. Have thick furs on it's legs too. Eudocima aurantia can be mistaken with Eudocima sikhimensis. Wikipedia stated that they feed on juices from fruit.

Habitat:

The moth caterpillars lives on Cocculus plants. This species ranges up to 1620m highland area. This area (where I spotted it) is 1500m above sea level in Kundasang, Sabah.

Notes:

Another one of the diverse moth species of Kundasang. >>>Map accuracy : 15m diameter.

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Yes Chun, it appears to be Eudocima aurantia (Moore)

Malaysia

Lat: 5.96, Long: 116.60

Spotted on Dec 11, 2009
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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