Phyllodes imperialis

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Phyllodes imperialis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Calpinae
Tribe: Phyllodini
Genus: Phyllodes
Species: P. imperialis
Binomial name
Phyllodes imperialis
Druce, 1888
Synonyms
  • Xenodryas meyricci
  • Phyllodes meyricki Olliff, 1889
  • Phyllodes meyricci Hampson, 1913
  • Phyllodes papuana Hampson, 1913
  • Phyllodes dealbata Holloway, 1979

The Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth (Phyllodes imperialis) is a noctuoid moth in the Erebidae family, Calpinae subfamily. The species can be found in north-eastern Queensland to northern New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

The wingspan is 130–170 mm.

The larvae feed on Menispermaceae species, including Carronia multisepala and Pycnarrhena australiana.

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