Serrodes partita

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Serrodes partita
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Serrodes partita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Calpinae
Genus: Serrodes
Species: S. partita
Binomial name
Serrodes partita
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Noctua partita - Fabricius 1775
  • Ophiodes basisignum - Walker, 1858
  • Phalaena inara - Cramer, 1780
  • Phoberia korana - Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874

The Catapult moth (Serrodes partita) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in western, eastern, central and southern Africa,[1] Australia, India, Indonesia (Borneo, Java) and Sri Lanka.[2]

They feed on fruits as Prunus persica (peach), Sapindus saponaria (western soapberry), Sapindus trifoliatus (threeleaf soapberry),[3] Oleaceae (Jasminum sp.), Sapindaceae (Pappea sp.) and Malvaceae (Grewia sp.)

The wingspan of the adults is approximately 60 mm.

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