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Unknown Moth from Singapore
Hey there bugman,
Would you know what moth this is? We actually got them at caterpillar stage, about 30 odd of them. Each caterpillar was a dirty yellow and sticky if you irritated them. Due to a lack of food plant (i’m not sure what type of plant either) they were left for dead. But no! Surprised to see 3 survive and make it into adults (hah, better than none). The pictures are just one of the three…anyway, thanks for your help! It’ll be great to know what they are. &n bsp;

Hi Jon,
We can’t tell you the species, but this is a Lichen Moth in the family Lithosiinae.

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Location: Singapore

One Response to Lichen Moth from Singapore

  1. Os Mophore says:

    I would say this is Phauda sp, Phaudidae.
    The caterpillars are sometimes seen in numbers in Singapore around Ficus. Did the caterpillars look like this?

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