Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Bud worm
Eupoicillia spp.
Family Tortricidae

Adult wingspan:
10 mm

close-up of larva carrying a bud case
Larva (arrowed)
carrying bud case

close-up of pinned adult
Adult, pinned specimen dorsal view
close-up of pupa
Pupal pelt (arrowed)
exerted at ecclosion
The larva of this moth forms a case from the flower bud or flower of Bruguiera cylindrica or Avicennia alba which it feeds on, and carries this as it moves around.

It may transfer to a larger one if necessary, leaving the older one attached to its side, and webs it to a leaf for pupation.

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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