Biology and distribution
Described from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Vanda joaquim. Recorded (in the open) from Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, India, northern Australia, Philippines, Samoa, Singapur, Taiwan and Thailand.
Distribution: Originated from South East Asia, D. corbetti was introduced by plant trade in many other regions. In Europe this species has been recorded occasionally under glass, but the evidence suggests isolated incursions rather than continual presence; reported from Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Slovakia and Hungary.
Feeding and breeding on leaves, and sometimes causing damage to the flowers of Orchidaceae species in several genera (Vanda, Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, etc.).
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