Tirathaba mundella

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Tirathaba mundella
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Tirathaba
Species:
T. mundella
Binomial name
Tirathaba mundella
Walker, 1864 [1]
Synonyms
  • Melissoblaptes fructivoraMeyrick, 1933
  • Mucialla mundellaWalker, 1866

Tirathaba mundella, the oil palm bunch moth, is a species of snout moth. It is found in Malaysia.

The larvae feed on Areca catechu , Elaeis guineensis , Mangifera indica and Nephelium lappaceum . They bore into unopened spathes and feed on the tender floral parts. They may also attack tender nuts. [2]

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<i>Atheloca subrufella</i> Species of moth

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Tirathaba complexa is a species of moth of the family Pyralidae. It was described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1885. It has been recorded from Tuvalu and Fiji.

<i>Tirathaba parasiticus</i> Species of moth

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References

  1. "World Pyraloidea Database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  2. "Knowledge Bank - Tirathaba mundella". Plantwise Knowledge Bank. CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International). Retrieved 2021-02-25.