Maruca vitrata - Lace Pearl, Legume podborer

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Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Cloud Pool (left); Archway Gorge, Muredzi River (2 x centre) and Zebra Ranger Camp (right), Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is considered a pest on many leguminous crops.
Distribution: Pantropical.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCajanus cajan (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePisum sativum var. sativum (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (Larval food plant)
PoaceaeOryza sativa (Larval food plant)
SolanaceaeNicotiana tabacum (Larval food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Maruca vitrata ., retrieved 5 December 2023

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