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Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae)

https://flic.kr/p/bMtSut | Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae) | These moths exhibit a tuft of light brown "hairs" on the tip of the abdomen, vestigial in the male but well-developed in the female. It is formed by long scales which are carried in a pocket on each side of the abdomen from where they can be everted to form the tufts. Unfertilized females are often seen sitting around with the tuft fully spread, forming two flower-like clumps of scales, which move…

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae)

Diaphania hyalinata-indica -- also known as Cucumber or Melonworm Moth -- pom pom butt!

Diaphania hyalinata-indica -- also known as Cucumber or Melonworm Moth -- pom pom butt!

Mariposa com rabinho de pompom. Que bicho é esse?

Mariposa com rabinho de pompom. Que bicho é esse?

Diaphania indica

Diaphania indica

https://flic.kr/p/Mdz2oK | Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae) | These moths (as well as other Crambids) exhibit a tuft of orange "hairs" on the tip of the abdomen, reduced in the male but well-developed in the female. It is formed by long scales which are carried in a pocket on each side of the abdomen from where they can be everted to form the tufts. Unfertilized females will be seen sitting around with the tufts fully spread, forming two flower-like...

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Crambidae)

Diaphania modialis

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The melonworm (Diaphania hyalinata) is a rather striking pyralid that has two large hairpencils (scent brushes) at the end of its abdomen that it waves in the air while resting.

The melonworm (Diaphania hyalinata) is a rather striking pyralid that has two large hairpencils (scent brushes) at the end of its abdomen that it waves in the air while resting.

Melonworm (Diaphania hyalinata ) adult

Melonworm (Diaphania hyalinata ) adult

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Cra… | Flickr

Female Flower-tail or Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica, Cra…

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