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Oxyodes scrobiculata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Genus  Oxyodes
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Oxyodes scrobiculata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Hypocala deflorata, Thyas coronata, Ophiusa disjungens, Ercheia cyllaria

The Longan leaf-eating looper, (Oxyodes scrobiculata), is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, east to Guam, Queensland, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.


Wingspan is about 64mm. Body ochreous brown or yellow ochreous. Fore wing with sub-basal, antemedial, medial, two post-medial and a sub-marginal indistinct waved line present. Orbicular and reniform with black edges and often filled in with black. A lunulate mark often present below the cell. Hind wings with a broad black fascia found below the costa. There are two post-medial lines and an indistinct sub-marginal lunules series can be seen. Ventral side brownish, irrorated with grey. Both wings with ochreous inner area and a speck at end of cell. A postmedial line and blackish blotches found on outer area.

Larva slender, tapering slightly at each end. Body pale emerald green with fine pale yellow dorsolateral lines. The abdominal pairs are reduced slightly towards the anterior. The larvae feed on Aglaia, Dimocarpus longan, Litchi chinensis and Nephelium lappaceum species.


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