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Thyas coronata is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from the Indo-Australian tropics of India, Sri Lanka to Micronesia and the Society Islands.
Thyas coronata Wikipedia
The wingspan is about 82–96 mm. Head and thorax pale reddish brown. Abdomen orange, with black segments. Fore wings irrorated with dark specks. A short sub-basal dark line present. There is an outwardly oblique slightly sinuous antemedial line and small round greyish orbicular can be seen. Renifrom large and chocolate colored, ringed with grey or broken up into grey or chocolate grey-ringed spots. A slightly inwardly-oblique postmedial line and a pale sub-marginal line, which slightly bent below the costa. Hind wings orange with broad medial and sub-marginal fuscous black bands not reaching inner margin. Sub-marginal lines widest towards costa. Ventral side orange. Costal ad outer areas of both wings dark-speckled and with a slight reddish suffusion. A black patch can be seen near outer angle of fore wing.
Larva dull sienna-brown and longitudinally striped with blackish brown. A dorsal black spot found on eighth somite and paired black dorsal tubercles can be seen on 10th and 11 somites. A lateral yellow-edged spot found on 5th somite. Ventral side dark and head black striped.
The larvae feed on Combretum, Quisqualis (including Quisqualis indica), Terminalia (including Terminalia catappa), Litsea, Anamirta, Pinus and Nephelium species. It is considered a pest on Oranges, Lemons and other Citrus species.