Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Common aquatic moth
Eristena mangalis
Family Pyralidae

Adult wingspan:
about 13 mm

Adults perch gregariously under foliage, and will swarm and regroup when disturbed.

The aquatic larvae bear breathing filaments all over the body, and build tubes in drainage channels under rotting leaves and feed on brown algae, which they partially use for the tube.

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close-up of pinned adult
Adult, pinned specimen
dorsal view

close-up of adults on  leaves
Cluster of adults
underneath Bruguiera leaves
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