The orange-yellow moths have a wing span of 2.5 cm and a number of conspicuous black spots on the wings and body.
The eggs are small and are laid on the developing fruit or near the growing point. The entire larval stage is passed in the plant tissue. After about 3 weeks in summer larvae are mature, 2.5 cm long, greyish-green and tinged pink. They pupate on the outside of the fruit in shelters of webbed frass.
The life cycle from egg to adult takes 6 weeks in summer.
Yellow peach moth infests a number of other crops including citrus, cocoa, coconut, maize, mango, papaya, peach, pomegranate, sapodilla, sorghum, cotton, custard apple, lychee, macadamia, rambutan and durian.
I love the colors on this one! I found a whole bunch of moth and butterfly photos on Flickr and I'm researching all of my favorites and including the photos that I've come across ( 99% on Flickr ). YAY Lots more learning and work to do for me! Wheeeee! n_n