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Glyphodes multilinealis Kenrick

Fig Tiger-Moth (Glyphodes multilinealis)

This species, like most of the larger Polynesian butterfly and moth species, occurs over a large geographical range, thus it can be found in North Australia and Melanesia, but also in India and Japan. In Polynesia it occurs from Fiji up to the Society Islands.

The adult moth reaches a wingspan of about 2,5 cm.

The caterpillars feed on the leaves of the very widespread Pacific Banyan (Ficus prolixa Forst. f.), but may also consume the leaves of other Ficus species.

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Photo: John A. Clayton; by courtesy of John A. Clayton

http://www.usp.ac.fj/fijimoths

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edited: 19.09.2016