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ⓘ Green semilooper. It is found in Africa, it is found on the Canary Islands, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, São Tome, the Seychelles, Sierra L ..




Green semilooper
                                     

ⓘ Green semilooper

It is found in Africa, it is found on the Canary Islands, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, São Tome, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In Asia, it is found in Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Malaysia Malaya and Sarawak, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Furthermore, it is found in Australia Queensland, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

                                     

1. Description

The wingspan is about 25–32 mm. Palpi with short third joint. Hind femur of male not tufted with long hair. Head, thorax and forewings are pale reddish brown. Abdomen pale with dorsal tufts small. Forewings with a copper tinge. The sub-basal, antemedial and postmedial line are more prominent and less waved. There are some black specks beyond the sub-basal line. The tail of the "Y-mark" detached from the arms. The patch and black specks on outer margin absent. Hindwings nearly uniform pale of dark fuscous.

The larvae feed on Cruciferae species, legumes, tobacco, Eleusine coracana, Eucalyptus, eggplant, sunflower and Amaranthus species.