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fruit-piercing moth

Scientific Name
Eudocima materna
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

The adult moth has fawn forewings with a variable pattern of pale and dark lines and patches. The hind wings are bright yellow to orange, with a broad dark border and a dark spot in the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 6 cms.

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See weblink Don Herbison-Evans

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
20/12/2006 06:12 AEST
Last Updated
25/02/2009 10:48 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) fruit-piercing moth (Eudocima materna) Updated on 2/25/2009 10:48:40 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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