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  no common name (Cardamyla carinentalis)





no common name | Cardamyla carinentalis photo
Cardamyla carinentalis

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
Cardamyla carinentalis is a moth found in and around rainforest. The forewings are black and white, and the hindwings are orange with a black spot in the centre and a black border. The moths in the southern part of the range have orange hindwings while those further north have yellow hindwings. The antennae are long and curl at the tips. The Caterpillar is red with black markings and shelters in a retreat of leaves joined with silk.

Size
wingspan 4cm

Habitat
rainforest and surrounding habitat

Food
Cassine australis (Family Celastracece), Pennantia cunninghamii (Family Icacinaceae)

Breeding
Eggs are laid on the rainforest tree food plant. Caterpillars pupate in the silk shelter.

Range
found from Cape York Peninsula in Queensland to southern NSW



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pyralidae
Genus:Cardamyla
Species:carinentalis
Common Name:no common name

Relatives in same Genus
  no common name (C. didymalis)