Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Hammock moth
Lyonetia sp.
Family Lyonetidae

Adult wingspan:
7 mm

The larvae eat through leaves in tunnels (mines) and faeces is pushed out, forming coiled, wiry strands.

The larvae leave the mine and pupate gregariously in silk hammocks.

This is an undescribed species. Only known host plant is Sonneratia.

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close-up of pinned adult
Pinned adult specimen
side view

close-up of 'hammocks' under a leaf
Several 'hammocks'
under a single leaf

close-up of mines on a leaf
Faecal strands pushed out
of the leaf mine
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