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Parasa lepida (Nettle Caterpillar)

Synonyms: Limacodes graciosa; Neaera media; Nyssia latifascia

Wikipedia Abstract

The Nettle Caterpillar or Blue-striped Nettle Grub (Parasa lepida) is a moth of the Limacodidae family. It is found in the Indo-Malayan region, including India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is an introduced pest to urban trees in western Japan.The larvae are considered pests and have been recorded from coffee, coconut, oil palm, cocoa, tea and mango.
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Prey / Diet

Annona muricata (soursop)[1]
Camellia sinensis (tea)[1]
Cascabela thevetia (luckynut)[2]
Ceiba pentandra (kapoktree)[2]
Cocos nucifera (coconut palm)[2]
Dimocarpus longan (longan)[2]
Hopea odorata[2]
Nypa fruticans (nipa palm)[2]
Oryza sativa (rice)[2]
Porana volubilis[2]
Punica granatum (pomegranate)[2]
Sandoricum koetjape (santol)[2]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[2]
Trigla lyra (Gurnard)[2]
Vernicia montana (mu oil tree)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit 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.
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