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Choreutidae

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The adults, often with metallic patterns, are diurnal, flying in sunshine or sitting on flowers. They walk in a characteristic, jerky manner and, at rest, often curl their wings. Tebenna micalis is a widely distributed species with larvae feeding on Asteraceae, including Helichrysum and introduced thistles. The green larvae live in a web beneath the leaves and pupate in a silk cocoon in the web. The larvae of Choreutis basalis form a silk shelter on leaves of Ficus. Saptha (8 spp.) contains relatively large and brilliantly coloured species.



 

 

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