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    Default Unidentified Moth cat - Pompelon marginata (ZYGAENIDAE)

    Rosalind found this cat at AH a few days back and asked me what it is.



    It looks to like a Lycaenidae cat. Today I saw 2 similar cats again at AH, feeding on Cinnamon leaves. It is definitely not Common Imperial. Wonder which butterfly is this .

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    so did u ...
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    Hi Gan,

    Reared this cat few years ago. It belongs to a Day-flying moth with black and metallic blue wing colour,resembling the Striped Blue Crow. Can't remember the name as no moth-reference with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tze Siong
    Hi Gan,

    Reared this cat few years ago. It belongs to a Day-flying moth with black and metallic blue wing colour,resembling the Striped Blue Crow. Can't remember the name as no moth-reference with me.

    TS
    The red-bodied one?
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    Hi Khew, I think that is the one.

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    This one?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tze Siong
    Hi Gan,

    Reared this cat few years ago. It belongs to a Day-flying moth with black and metallic blue wing colour,resembling the Striped Blue Crow. Can't remember the name as no moth-reference with me.

    TS
    I see. Not sure if I should be happy or sad. Happy that I finally know how the cat of this lovely moth looks like. Sad that this is not an unidentified Lycaenid.

    Does it spins its cocoon on the leaf ?

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    I think it does spin a cocoon on leaves.

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    Default Pompelon marginata (ZYGAENIDAE)

    The cat was parasited

    Anyway the name of the moth is Pompelon marginata from the ZYGAENIDAE (Burnet Moths) family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Baron
    The cat was parasited

    Anyway the name of the moth is Pompelon marginata from the ZYGAENIDAE (Burnet Moths) family
    How do one check if the caterpillar has been parasited?
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