Brithys crini - Lily leaf borer, Crinum borer

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Brithys crini

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

Species details:

Notes: This species is sometimes considered a pest where the larvae attack Amaryllidaceae in horticulture.
Distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mediterranean area, Japan and tropical Australia.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AmaryllidaceaeCrinum (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
AmaryllidaceaeAmaryllis belladonna (Larval foodplant)
AmaryllidaceaeBoophone disticha (Larval foodplant)
AmaryllidaceaeCyrtanthus breviflorus (Larval foodplant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Brithys crini .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403030, retrieved 25 March 2017

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