Phauda flammans moth reproducing in Hong Kong

If you identify this moth on your property, call us right away! Once the moth is active, pesticide treatment is required immediately to stop this moth from attacking Ficus trees.
This is the adult moth stage of the Phauda flammans insect. It is active for around 1 week as it reproduces and lays eggs on Ficus trees. Once the eggs are laid, the caterpillar larvae will soon start eating Ficus leaves. Once it starts, the entire tree can lose its leaves, so it is important to act fast!