Plume moths are a family of moths known for their lobed wings. There are five lobes, two in the forewings and three in the hindwings.
They are green, with some specimens having a brown line running along their body. There are bristles all over their bodies.
Pupation does not take place inside cocoons. The light brown pupae are 1cm and angulate.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
Forewing: When opened, it is observed that the wings are white and bi-lobed, forming a T-shape. When closed, the colors and patterns remain the same.
Hindwing: When opened, they are white and tri-lobed. When closed, the lobes are hidden.
Average wingspan: 1.5-2.5 cm
Flight pattern: Continuous
Season: Spring to fall
The eggs are pale yellow or white, glossy, and elliptical or oval. They are around 0.04 cm long.
|Habitat||Flowers of herbaceous plants|
|Lifespan of Adults||3-4 days|
|Host Plants||Ornamental plants|