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Common Palmfly caterpillar

Elymnias hypermnestra


Larvae are known to be cannibalistic. Host plants... Arecaceae (Palmae), especially Golden Cane Palm (Dypsis lutescens), Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa), Manila Palm (Veitchia merrillii), Macarthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii), Cocos nucifera (coconut). Calamus pseudo-tenuis, Calamus rotang, Calamus thwaitesii, Phoenix lourerii and Licuala chinensis.

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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