Found as a mature caterpillar on an Acacia tree at Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong on December 6, 1998. I found another specimen on its foodplant, Evodia lepta, in the same area on December 20, 1998, but it turned out to have been parasitized by flies. A nearly mature larva found on April 26, 2002 in Shau Kei Wan was feeding on Ficus .
The mature caterpillar was about 40 mm / 1.5 inches long.
The dark neck band was a dark reddish-purple color.
The cocoon was quite messy and incorporated the spines of the larva.
The pupal stage took 10 days.
The pupa after removal from the cocoon.
The cocoon had three layers of silk, the outer, spiney layer,
a second buffer layer which had some spines, and a final inner layer of silk.
The mature moth, top and underside views.
From the antennae, this is probably a male.
The wingspan is about 45 mm / 1.8 inches.
A leaflet from the foodplant, Evodia lepta.
The mature caterpillar prefers mature, not new, leaves.
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