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Moth Cats?

Postby lenachow » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:54 am

These are 2 huge cats attaching themselves on the ceiling of my garage! What are they pls? And don't they eat leaves?
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby Colonel » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:32 pm

This looks like the ones you pass to me on Sat......ah so it eats Money PLant leaves. :thumbsup:
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby plain tiger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:16 pm

Family Bombycidae or Lasiocampidae :pdr:
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby lenachow » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:11 am

Found 5 of these cocoons on my garage ceiling this morn...
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These moth cats move at lightning fast speeds compared to butt cats... real scary!

Colonel, do let us know what creature creates these!!
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby Colonel » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:31 am

Here's the moth that came out.......
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I have bred this before on the stinky creeper Paederia scandens many many years ago when I was staying at Kembangan....The cat looked similar.....but I could only find one then....it was so many at your house....

Searched the net and found it...it is Pericallia ricini
http://man-moth.blogspot.com/2008/10/un ... th_26.html
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby plain tiger » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:13 pm

Ahya its a Noctuidae... :oops:
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby lenachow » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 am

The common name "Darth Maul Moth" certainly befits this creature!
http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/darthmaul/

"A weapon forged by the dark side" it certainly is... since the time Colonel picked up the 7 moth cats, I have discovered many many more on my money plants, and half a dozen pupating on the garage ceiling. The plants have been devoured to such an extent that the whole unsightly patch had to be removed as the infestation was hopeless! :thumbsdown:
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby Colonel » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:18 pm

lenachow wrote:The common name "Darth Maul Moth" certainly befits this creature!
http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/darthmaul/

"A weapon forged by the dark side" it certainly is... since the time Colonel picked up the 7 moth cats, I have discovered many many more on my money plants, and half a dozen pupating on the garage ceiling. The plants have been devoured to such an extent that the whole unsightly patch had to be removed as the infestation was hopeless! :thumbsdown:

A suggestion....why don't you plant some of your money plants all over your neighbourhood....the more places the merrier...that way the moth would have more places to lay their eggs and not depend on your garden.... :yes:
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Re: Moth Cats?

Postby lenachow » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:12 pm

Got rid of the entire batch already.... :yuck:
not ready to go plant-shopping just yet - spreading the other plants around and giving them more room... :smile:
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