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Amsacta albistriga (Red hairy Caterpillar)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Red hairy Caterpillar (Amsacta albistriga) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found in southern India.The wingspan is 40–50 mm (1.6–2.0 in).The larvae defoliate various agricultural crops. After about thirty to forty days of feeding the larvae burrow into the soil to pupate.
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Prey / Diet

Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[1]
Cajanus cajan (Pigeon Pea Bush)[1]
Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)[2]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[2]
Vigna mungo (Black Gram)[1]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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