Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Mangrove moth
"Odites" spp.
Family Xyloryctidae

Adult wingspan:
34 mm

Actually several genera and species of mangrove moths, whose larvae are found on foliage of various species of Rhizophoraceae.

The larvae have distinctive terminal black spots and a broad black head.

They may web two leaves together or roll a leaf edge to form a pupal chamber.

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close-up of pinned adult moth
Adult moth (dorsal view)

close-up of larva
Larva with distinctive
terminal black spots

close-up of pupal chamber
Leaf edge rolled back
to form a pupal chamber
What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre