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Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:54 am
by lenachow
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?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:32 pm
by Colonel
This looks like the ones you pass to me on Sat......ah so it eats Money PLant leaves. :thumbsup:

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:16 pm
by plain tiger
Family Bombycidae or Lasiocampidae :pdr:

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:11 am
by lenachow
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!!

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:31 am
by Colonel
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

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:13 pm
by plain tiger
Ahya its a Noctuidae... :oops:

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 am
by lenachow
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:

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:18 pm
by Colonel
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:

Re: Moth Cats?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:12 pm
by lenachow
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: