Maruca vitrata - Lace Pearl, Legume podborer

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Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Cloud Pool (left); Archway Gorge, Muredzi River (2 x centre) and Zebra Ranger Camp (right), Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is considered a pest on many leguminous crops.
Distribution: Pantropical.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (Larval food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com
Wikipedia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Maruca vitrata .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402610, retrieved 22 March 2019

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