Thysanoplusia exquisita

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Thysanoplusia exquisita
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T. exquisita
Binomial name
Thysanoplusia exquisita
(Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
Synonyms
  • Plusia exquisitaFelder & Rogenhofer, 1874

Thysanoplusia exquisita is a moth of the family Noctuidae. it is found in southern Africa, from Angola to Madagascar and South Africa, as well as in Oman, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. [1]

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Biology

Known hostplants of the larvae of this species are Asteraceae ( Senecio bupleuroides and Euryops spathaceus )

Asteraceae Family of plants

Asteraceae or Compositae is a very large and widespread family of flowering plants (Angiospermae).

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