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Thanks, Tiz. I filmed her stirring this "pom pom". But I was too lazy to send the video to You Tube. In Wikipedia says: she move the pom-pom slowly to spread their pheromones.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaphania_i...)
Hmm, is that "pom-pom" in the back used for something special? It is a very cool spotting I think!
É a cor, João, na net você encontra alguns com essa cor roxa também. Eu acho.
Já vi dessas mas nunca percebi o roxo embaixo, é cor mesmo ou refração?
Thanks, bayucca. I learned a bit more about this moth with your help. Before, I just called her moth cheerleader.
Indeed, Hyalinata is the "Indica" of the Americas! ;-)
Ok, I will change the ID to Diaphania hyalinata. I found an article about existence this moth in my country. http://sistemasdeproducao.cnptia.embrapa...
Hmm... but cucumbers are from the same family as pumpkins, aren't they?Cucurbitaceae.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in320Host plant of Diaphania hyalinata are cucumbers, melons and squashs. So yours actually might be Diaphania hyalinata.
Thanks the information bayucca. I found this moth on the leaves of pumpkin that are in my backyard. Not have planting of cucumbers here.
It is certainly Diaphania sp., but rather Diaphania hyalinata, the native pest, than Diaphania indica, the global pest. There are some reports from Venezuela, might be also found in Brazil, but we cannot be sure about which one it is. I would go with Diaphania sp. with mentioning the 2 possible candidates in the description section.http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S071...http://www.ucla.edu.ve/Bioagro/Rev16(1)/...In addition I suggest that you take a look if there are some vegetables or other plantation around and asking some local agro engineers if they know about the presence of Diaphania indica. If there is a proof for Diaphania hyalinata next to your area, I would go with this one.
Spotted on Jul 9, 2013 Submitted on Jul 9, 2013
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