Eudocima phalonia. A fruit piercing moth stabs...
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Image #cld1600039
SpeciesEudocima phalonia
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionA fruit piercing moth stabs a ripe fig (Ficus fistulosa) with its stout proboscis to feed on the sweet juice inside. Many moths in this family (Erebidae) have similar feeding habits and can be damaging to commercial fruit crops. 
Keywordsborneo | erebidae | fauna | feeding | ficus | fig | fistulosa | fruit | insect | juice | lepidoptera | moth | noctuidae | nocturnal | piercing


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