Fruit Piercing Moth from India

Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: India
August 25, 2013 6:01 pm
I want to know about this creature..
Signature: Self

Fruit Piercing Moth
Fruit Piercing Moth

Dear Self,
This is a Fruit Piercing Moth,
Eudocima materna, and we found matching photos on FlickR and Wikimedia Commons.  The moths have a proboscis that is capable of piercing the skin of many types of fruit, enabling the moth to feed on the juice.  This habit ensures them a position as an agricultural pest in many parts of the world.

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