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Species Guide: Urban Invertebrates

Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies, Kupu-kupu

Commonly active in the daytime, they have club-shaped antennae and their wings are held upwards when at rest.

Local name: Kupu-kupu

Ecological function: pollinators, prey-predator relationship

Level in food chain: primary consumer

Feeding behaviour: herbivore (when caterpillar), nectarivore

Microhabitat: trees and shrubs where they can rest, flowering plants where they can feed

Moths, Rama-rama

Commonly active at night, they have antennae with various shapes and their wings are flat when at rest.

Local name: Rama-rama

Ecological function: pollinators , prey-predator relationship

Level in food chain: primary consumer

Feeding behaviour: herbivore (when caterpillar), nectarivore

Microhabitat: trees and shrubs where they can rest, flowering plants where they can feed.