Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
Fact Sheets
Noni shield-bearer moth (431)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Widespread. South Asia (India), East Asia (China, Japan), Africa (Madagascar), North and South America, Europe, Oceania, In Australia, Tonga.
  • Seriousness and effect on yield unknown. On noni; no other hosts recorded.
  • Species unknown. Likely, eggs laid into underside of leaves, larvae make mines beneath leaf surface, narrow at first expanding into a blotch. When mature, larvae brown with black heads, one or two per blotch. Before pupation, larvae cuts oval 6 mm diameter cases from the leaves, dropping on silken threads attaching them to bark or fallen leaves.
  • Adults, small day-flying moth, brown wings with incomplete metallic white bands, and fringed hindwings.
  • Cultural control: none recommended as insufficient evidence that moth effects yield.

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