Eudocima materna-Owlet Moth

Eudocima materna is a moth of the Noctuidae family (Owlet Moths), commonly known as Fruit Piercing Moth. They are medium sized moth with a wingspan of about 60 mm. The adult moth has fawn forewings with a variable pattern of pale and dark lines and patches. The hind wings are bright yellow to orange, with a broad dark border having white spots and a dark spot in the middle. The adult is an agricultural pest on citrus and other fruit. It damages the fruit by piercing it with their proboscis in order to suck the juice. The larvae feed on Menispermaceae species, including Roundleaf Vine and Snake Vine.


Fruit Piercing Moth-Eudocima matern
Owlet Moth Picture
Owlet Moth Picture
Owlet Moth Picture

5 comments:

Claudia said...

Excellent shots of those beautiful moths!

Greetings

teca said...

It's beautiful indeed!!!!

Hugs.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Birdy, now i see your profile photo, nice meeting you, haha! I think i've seen this moth, but didn't see the inner wings which are beautiful. By the way I stopped coming over here for a while because it seems like some problems arise whenever i open it. At least now, it is better!

Kalantikan said...

Hi Birdy, now i see your profile photo, nice meeting you, haha! I think i've seen this moth, but didn't see the inner wings which are beautiful. By the way I stopped coming over here for a while because it seems like some problems arise whenever i open it. At least now, it is better!

Beth Hollingsworth said...

Great shot!