Hooktip moths

I hcse moths are so called because many have hooked tips on their forewings. Most species have slender bodies, with drably colored wings.

• I JEE CYCLE Eemale hook-tip moths lay flat eggs on host plants the caterpillars feed on the foliage of shrubs and trees. In the caterpillars of many species, the clasping prolegs at the end of the abdomen are extremely reduced, and the tail-end may appear either tapered or pointed.

• 0< :ci IRRENCE Tropical regions except South America. In woodland and well-vegctatcd areas.

Catkkpili ars of some species rest with the head and tail raised or the front of the bodv curved around.

Catkkpili ars of some species rest with the head and tail raised or the front of the bodv curved around.

drei'ana arc 11 ata, also known as the Arched I look-tip, occurs in North America. Its caterpillars feed on the foliage of birch and alder trees.

male has feathery antennae distinctive hooked tip

slender bod)

male has feathery antennae distinctive hooked tip slender bod)

0rder lepidoptera

Family (JkOMKTRIDAE

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