CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Insects
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Leaf binder moth
Capua endocypha
Family Torticidae

Adult wingspan:
24 mm

The larva commonly attack the closed apical leaf buds of Rhizophoraceae, and later attack newly expanding leaves which are webbed together.

When disturbed, the larva is extremely active, wriggling violently, often dropping to the ground.

<<Back to insects
close-up of adult
Adult (dorsal view)

close-up of larva within webbed leaves
Webbed leaves
opened to show wriggling larva
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
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