I have been growing kantan or torch ginger (Etlingera elatior) for many years now. I use the unopened flower buds for cooking curries to provide the distinct aroma. It is also use in rojak (local spicy fruit salad).
Recently I have added the Tussock Moth Calliteara horsfieldii to the fauna associated with this plant (above).
The cocoon was found attached a leaf (above). In due course a white moth emerged (top, below).
Foo Jit Leang of Seletar Country Club’s Butterfly Garden helped put a name to the moth, supplied the image of the caterpillar shown below and directed me to the paper authored by Dr Leong Tzi Ming on this moth HERE .
YC Wee & Foo Jit Leang
9th August 2016