Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Guava Moth
Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858}

Family: Erebidae
Identification: The adult moths of this species are purplish-brown, with a dark kidney-shaped mark near the centre of each forewing, and often a purple spot at each forewing tip. Each hindwing has a broad black mark along the margin.
Wing Span: 7 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: The caterpillar feeds on various species of MYRTACEAE,
Adult Food:
Range: The species occurs as several subspecies over south-east Asia and the south Pacific,
Management Needs:

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