syntomoides imaon

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Wasp Moth (Syntomoides imaon)

…a species of arctiid moth found throughout India, Sri Lanka, and parts of Asia and Indonesia. Noted for the transparent patchs on its wings and its  yellow-black coloration which is strangely similar to that of a wasp. Not much is known about this moth’s biology or ecology, however its larvae are known to feed on plants of the genera Citrus and Anacardium.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Arctiidae-Syntomoides-imaon

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