Sigatoka, Fiji
Identification request
2019-03-02T00:04:00.0000000Z
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Caterpillar on Pandanus

Dear pestnetters

Kindly see attached pictures of a caterpillar feeding (skeletonizing) shoots and leaves of Pandanus in Fiji. Please if anyone is familiar with this species and can help us with a possible ID. Thanks Mani

Pandanas

Responses

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2019-03-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

We have found a likely cause of this in Swaine (1970) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji HMSO London. He records it as leaf webworm, Aeolarchis sphenotoma, endemic to Fiji.

grahame

Leaf_webworm
Aeolarchis_sphenotoma