Moth : Sugarcane Looper /Mocis frugalis from rejang land sumatra

Sugarcane Looper /Mocis frugalis from rejang land sumatra

Sugarcane Looper /Mocis frugalis is a species of moth of subfamily Catocalinae of Family Noctuidae found in Rejang Land Sumatra, and found across Africa and Asia, including India, and northern Australia

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuuidea
Family: Noctuidea Latreille,1809
Subfamily: Catocalinae
Genus: Mocis Hübner, [1823]
Species: M. frugalis
Caterpillars are an agricultural pest on Oats, Sugar Cane and various Grasses. The adult Sugarcane Looper moth is brown with a diagonal dark line with a pale edge across each forewing. There is a row of dark dots between the line and the trailing edge of the forewing. There is also a dark dot on each forewing near the apex on the wings. The caterpillars are pale green or yellow, with two black bands behind the thorax. They move like a looper caterpillar.
Image Location: Talang Rimbo Lama Village,South Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency, March,29,2009 References:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocis_frugalis
  2. http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Sugarcane-Looper/Mocis/frugalis.html
Thank to:Ryan Brookes

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