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  no common name (Parotis marginata)





no common name | Parotis marginata photo
Parotis marginata

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
Parotis marginata is a brilliant green moth with prominent eyes and long thin antennae. It has a brownish fringe on rear margin of hindwing. It has a tuft of hairs at the end of the abdomen.

Size
wingspan 30mm

Food
The caterpillars are leaf skeletonizers and can cause significant damage to nursery stock and forestry plantations



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Crambidae
Genus:Parotis
Species:marginata
Common Name:no common name