Brithys crini - Lily leaf borer, Crinum borer

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Brithys crini

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Hippo House, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is sometimes considered a pest where the larvae attack Amaryllidaceae in horticulture.
Distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mediterranean area, Japan and tropical Australia.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AmaryllidaceaeCrinum (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AmaryllidaceaeBoophone disticha (Larval foodplant)
AmaryllidaceaeCyrtanthus breviflorus (Larval foodplant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Brithys crini ., retrieved 13 June 2024

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