Blue Tiger Moth (Dysphania percota)
The blue tiger moth is a member of the family of geometer moths native to India. They are similar in appearance to the long blue tiger moth.
Description and Identification
The larvae are blue and orange, with black spots observed on the blue segments.
Pupation occurs in a red cocoon that has black spots on both sides.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
Forewings: When the wings are opened, the outer area of the wing is deep purple, while the inner part appears white with purple spots spread throughout. When the wings are closed, the purple and white spots remain prominently visible.
Hindwings: When the wings are opened, they are white with two big blue spots, and many small purplish ones scattered irregularly. When the wings are closed, the colors remain the same.
Average wingspan: 8 cm
Flight pattern: Erratic
Season: Not recorded
They are pale yellow when newly laid, eventually turning to reddish-brown.
|Habitat||Gardens, grasslands, woodlands, and near rivers|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|
Did You Know
- English lepidopterist Colonel Charles Swinhoe first described this species in 1891.