Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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Crotalaria pod borer (394)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds


  • Worldwide distribution. In Oceania, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands. Possible biocontrol of Crotalaria, rattle pod, a poisonous weed to cattle.
  • Young larvae eat leaves, older ones bore into stem.
  • Eggs on top of leaves in rows along midrib. Larvae with black and white rings. Adults, orange with black spots on forewings.
  • Said to be important in Fiji for checking spread of Crotalaria; Not thought effective in Australia.
  • Management: No information.  

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