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:

Notes: This species is considered a pest on many leguminous crops.
Distribution: Pantropical.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCajanus cajan (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePisum sativum var. sativum (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (Larval food plant)
MalvaceaeHibiscus rosa-sinensis (Larval food plant)
PoaceaeOryza sativa (Larval food plant)
SolanaceaeNicotiana tabacum (Larval food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com
Wikipedia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Maruca vitrata .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402610, retrieved 21 October 2017

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