Mango Tip Borer
(previously known as Peperita euthysticha)
EUTELIINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These caterpillars bore into the stems of new shoots and are a pest on :
The adult moths are pale brown, with several black-edged darker bands across each forewing and across the abdomen. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 158.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 53 (1941), p. 75.
(created 5 August 2012)