Acraga coa

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Acraga coa
Crystal caterpillar, Acraga Coa.jpg
Crystal caterpillar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Dalceridae
Genus: Acraga
A. coa
Binomial name
Acraga coa
(Schaus, 1892)
  • Pinconia coa Schaus, 1892
  • Acraga moribunda Schaus, 1920
  • Acraga canaquitam Dyar, 1925

Acraga coa is a moth of the family Dalceridae. It is found in southern Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. The habitat consists of tropical wet, tropical moist, tropical premontane wet, tropical premontane rain, tropical lower montane moist, subtropical wet, subtropical moist, subtropical dry and warm temperate wet forests.[1]

The length of the forewings is 12–18 mm for males and 19–25 mm for females. The forewings are yellow-orange to red-brown, with yellow veins. The hindwings are yellow-orange and paler than the forewings. Adults are on wing year-round.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Terminalia, Coffea and Citrus species.[2]


  1. ^ Гусеница Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga coa)
  2. ^ Miller, S.E., 1994: Systematics of the Neotropical moth family Dalceridae (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 153(4): 1-495. Full Article: [1]