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Fruit Piercing Moth

Eudocima salaminia

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Fruit-piercing moth
Eudocima fullonia Eudocima phalonia


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17 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks ...

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Wow

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks bayucca.. I will check the links.. I found them on a pepper vine.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Definitely an Eudocima sp., I have done a little re-search and have some doubts about the ID of my Eudocima fullonia and Eudocima salaminia. The moth you posted before is in my opinion definitely Eudocima salaminia, but I am not 100% sure about the ID of this caterpillar. Most Eudocima caterpillars are looking very similar. Both, caterpillar AND adult moth are considered as pest, like perforating the fruits (moth) and therefore being open for any parasites and fungi and the caterpillar as carrier of different fungi. Please consider in this caterpillar also the host plant(s)! Sometimes it is only possible to ID the caterpillar by looking at the host plants. I do not know much about this one. Please, take a look yourself at the different links:
http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Cat...
Look at the similarity, yours is not Tyrannus, which is not in Australia:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuytsia_pix...
http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/horticulture/...
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31193189@N0...
http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/ac681e/ac6...
http://www.spc.int/pps/PDF%20PALs/PAL%20...
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Wow...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, I agree, the pose is some kind geometer-like ;-)...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Bayucca Its look like Inchworm moth and I awared this is one type of Owl Moths...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctuoidea

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

@Ashish: Inchworms are Geometridae, this one would be a Noctuidae, Catocalinae.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely Inchworm...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

No, that one looks rather like Eudocima salaminia. And I have the impression that my Fullonia might also be Salaminia????
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...
http://www.leapfrogoz.com.au/LeapFrogOz/...
Maybe some other have some closer IDeas...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

bayucca... do you think this is the moth? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/992...

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thank bayucca.. I think I have a photo of the moth too..

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Eudocima fullonia or Eudocima phalonia or Othreis fullonica.
Quite a nasty pest:
http://www.plantwise.org/?dsid=23012&...
http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/horticulture/...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

beautiful and velvety !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That's a crazy caterpillar. Thanks.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow another one grate photo!

Christiane
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Christiane

Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 29, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2012

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