Neha Patil

Andraca bipunctata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Endromidae
Genus  Andraca
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Andraca, Butterflies and moths, Andraca theae, Biston suppressaria, Homona coffearia

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Andraca bipunctata is a moth of the Endromidae family. It is found in China (Yunnan), India (Sikkim, Darjeeling, Meghalaya), Bhutan, northern Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal. The larvae are referred to as bunch caterpillars.

The wingspan is 42–45 mm. Adults are rather variable in coloration and size. Adults have been recorded from March to April, May to June, July to August and October to November.

The larvae feed on Camellia sinensis, Camellia assamica and Camellia oleifera and are a well-known serious pests of tea trees. They feed on the young leaves and remove the epidermis. Larvae can be found from March to April, May to June, July to August and October to November.

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