Mooreana trichoneura

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Yellow flat
(Mooreana trichoneura)
Open wing position of Mooreana trichoneura Felder & Felder, 1860 – Yellow Flat.jpg
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Mooreana trichoneura

Mooreana trichoneura is commonly known as the 'yellow flat'. It is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae. It has a wingspan of 32-36mm.[1] Butterflies like this are called 'flats' because they fly quickly and usually rest on the underside of a leaf with their wings open flat.[2]

Its host plant is Mallotus paniculatus, in the spurge family Euphorbiaceae.[3] The yellow flat is usually found in lowland forests up to 833m (2500ft).[2]

The yellow flat has a wide distribution. It ranges from India to Thailand to Malaysia and can even be found in the Philippines. In the 4th quarter of 2012, it was discovered in Singapore.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ButterflyCircle Checklist - Mooreana trichoneura trichoneura (yellow flat)". ButterflyCircle. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Butterflies of Singapore: Another New Discovery makes it #305!". ButterflyCircle. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  3. "Butterflies of Singapore: life history of the yellow flat". ButterflyCircle. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.