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  no common name (Comostola laesaria)





no common name | Comostola laesaria photo
Comostola laesaria looper

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The adult Comostola laesaria moth is green with reddish brown spots on each wing. The four largest spots (one on each wing) look like they have staples through them. The wings have a yellowish margin. The caterpillar is a pale green or brown looper.

Size
wingspan 2cm

Food
Feeds on flowers of plants from many genera and families, including Chirauli Nut, Mangoes, Paperbarks ( Melaleuca), Longans.

Breeding
The caterpillar pupates in a cocoon made of silk and bits of leaf..

Range
found in Asia as well as Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Geometridae
Genus:Comostola
Species:laesaria
Common Name:no common name