AppearanceThe larvae are green, with a pale brown head, a yellow stripe along each side, and two tail filaments. To pupate: the larvae burrow into several centimeters into the ground near the base of their food tree. The pupae are very dark brown and rounded. Adult females are brown with a yellow tip to the abdomen. The females have misshaped wings and cannot fly, but stay by their eggs, apparently guarding them. The males are smaller, and can fly,
FoodThis species feeds on Red Ash ( Alphitonia excelsor, RHAMNACEAE ).
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