Hyposidra talaca
[Black Inch Worm]
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Classification: | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Lepidoptera | Family: Geometridae | Genus: Hyposidra |

Caterpillar
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So far, I had spotted this caterpillar on the following host plants: (1) Chocolateweed (Melochia corchorifolia), (2) Pop-gun Seed (Bridelia tomentosa), (3) Sea Hibiscus (Talipariti tiliaceum) and (4) Hogvine (Merremia umbellata).

The 2 caterpillars below may belong to the late instar of this moth. One of them was found on the Hogvine (Merremia umbellata) while another was found on the Sendudok (Melastoma malabathricum).

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Publication

[1] Roy S, Das S, Handique G, Mukhopadhyay A, Muraleedharan N. Ecology and management of the black inch worm, Hyposidra talaca Walker (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) infesting Camellia sinensis (Theaceae): A review. J Integr Agri 2017;16(10):2115-2127. | Read article |


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