moths in pitcher plants

Zachary Lemann elemann at
Wed Apr 5 20:42:16 EDT 2000

A friend of mine found a small moth (I have not seen it yet) on the inner
wall of a pitcher plant leaf.  Obviously, this thing could hold on, but I am
wondering if anyone out there is aware of a moth species that is a pitcher
plant symbiont?  For what it's worth, this animal is described as having a
wingspan about the size of a man's thumbnail, and at rest the proximal part
of the forewings is a striking yellow, and about halfway down their length
this changes to jet black extending to the outermost edges of the forewings.

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