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Fruit Piercing Moth

Adris tyrannus amurensis

Habitat:

plant with thorny tip leaves .

Notes:

what description i can give can clearly be observed in the picture..


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4 Comments

ok ill try to id it through this VERY BIG CLUEthat you gave me.every thing is same except for the main body color...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

OK, I understand :-)

There aren't really any general ways of distinguishing a butterfly caterpillar from a moth caterpillar. You need to familiarize yourself with them for each family. The caterpillars of each family of Lepidoptera have some general recognizable characteristics. With some experience some quickly become more familiar.

I think it's a fruit piercing moth caterpillar: here's an example of what they look like:
https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/08/26/...

ok..but wasnt sure if it was a moth or butterfly..any way to distinguish them??

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Great series Halley! Make sure to add it to the Moths of the World mission to get your National Moth Week 2017 patch:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841...

मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Nepal

Lat: 27.60, Long: 85.38

Spotted on Jul 30, 2017
Submitted on Jul 30, 2017

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