Species: Obeidia tigrata
English Name: Leopard Looper Moth, Orange Magpie Moth, Brown Geometrid Moth
Chinese Name: 長翅尺蛾
This moth is all yellow with black spots. It resembles the Tiger Moth (family Arctiidae) which is brighter and distasteful to predators, Obeidia tigrata may be protected from predation by mimicing it. The larvae are looper caterpillars as their body forms a loop when they move over a plant. Adults are common on Taipa hilltop in the spring.
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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.