Chlumetia euthysticha (Turner, 1942)
Mango Tip Borer
(previously known as Peperita euthysticha)
EUTELIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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 :


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

  • Mango ( Mangifera indica, ANACARDIACEAE ).

    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

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 158.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 75.


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    (created 5 August 2012)