Brahmin moths are a family of moths known for their unique-looking caterpillars.
The caterpillar has one of the most bizarre appearances, with long black spindles on their head, a pointed tail, and black protrusions on its back.
Pupae are brownish-red and segmented.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present. Males have feathery antennae, which are absent in females.
Color and Appearance
When opened, their wings are golden-brown and intricately patterned. These beautiful markings remain observable even when the wings are closed.
Average wingspan: 5-18 cm
Flight pattern: Erratic
Their eggs are oddly patterned, with a small cavity on the shell. They are pale with light brown markings on them.
|Distribution||Africa, Asia, and Europe|
|Habitat||Montane, tropical, and temperate forests|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Ash, lilac, and privet|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|