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Fruit Sucking Moth

Eudocima materna

Description:

The wingspan is about 60-96 mm. Palpi with third joint long and spatulate at extremity. Fore wings with crenulate cilia in both sexes. Male has greenish grey head and thorax. Abdomen orange. Fore wings with greenish grey with very numerous faint striated reddish lines. There are three rufous spots can be seen at end of cell. A dark oblique line from near apex to center of inner margin. A silvery patch found on vein 1 and another below lower angle of cell. A marginal black band with crenulate inner edge. There is a series of white cilia spots. Ventral side is orange. Fore wings with costa and apical area blotched with rufous. Oblique postmedial and sub-apical black bands can be seen. Hind wings with apical area blotched with rufous color. A black spot found on costa and another beyond lower angle of cell. A marginal black band runs from vein 5 to anal angle. Female with much more prominently striated with rufous colored fore wings. The silvery patches found below and beyond cell very large and conjoined crossed by white streaks above vein 2 and beyond cell.



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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 10.96, Long: 76.93

Spotted on Apr 7, 2017
Submitted on Apr 10, 2017

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