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Beet Webworm

Spoladea recurvalis


Spoladea recurvalis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found worldwide.The wingspan is 22-24 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on Spinach, Beet, Cotton, Maize and Soybean. They feed on the underside of the leaves protected by a slight web. The larvae are green and resemble the ribs of the leaf somewhat. Full-grown, they are about 19 mm long. The pupa is formed within a slight cocoon in a folded piece of leaf. It is very pale brown. The pupal period lasts about 12 days.

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Beet Webworm
Spoladea recurvalis Spoladea recurvalis

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Atul 7 years ago

Superb Id Skills Nuwan , thank you so much!

Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Lat: 19.80, Long: 72.75

Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012

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