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Pickleworm Moth

Diaphania nitidalis


At moth light after dark. Some color distortion due to lighting conditions.


Forest surrounding Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica


From Wikipedia: "Diaphania nitidalis, the pickleworm, is a serious agricultural pest insect in the Crambidae family. It damages squash primarily, but it is also a common pest of other cucurbits such as cucumbers and melons.... "

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yahk66 4 years ago

Thank you, bayucca, for correcting my error. Every bit of info helps as I am a novice at this! From what I am reading, you wouldn't want these in your garden!

bayucca 4 years ago

Nice one! Please, note that this is not Pyralid/Pyralidae, but Crambid/Crambidae (and Spilomelinae), but both are Pyraloidea (as superfamily).

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Provincia Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 24, 2017
Submitted on May 29, 2017

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