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fruit-piercing moth

Scientific Name
Eudocima fullonia
Scientific Author
(Clerck)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae)
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Viticulture
  • Citrus
  • Pome fruits
  • Stone fruits
  • Berries

Description

Considered to be an important agricultural pest for citrus and a number of commercial fruit and vegetable crops. The Pacific fruit-piercing moth attacks many fruit and vegetable crops - feeds on more than 100 plant species in over 34 families. Fruit crops attacked include apple , apricots, bananas, breadfruit, coffee, figs, grapefruit, grape, guava, kiwifruit, litchi, longan, mandarins, mangoes, nectarines, citrus, oranges (especially navels), papaya, passion fruit, peaches, persimmons, pineapple, plums, stone fruit, strawberries and star fruit. Vegetable crops attacked include tomatoes and melons.

See APHIS weblink for extensive host list.

Source:

See reference: Waterhouse and Norris, 1987

See weblink: APHIS

 


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