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Symmetrischema tangolias (South American Potato Tuber Moth)

Synonyms: Gnorimoschema aquilina; Gnorimoschema tuberosella; Phthorimaea melanoplintha; Phthorimaea plaesiosema

Wikipedia Abstract

The South American Potato Tuber Moth, Andean Potato Tuber Moth or Tomato Stemborer (Symmetrischema tangolias) is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is native to South America, but has become a pest worldwide. Records include North America, Australia and New Zealand.The wingspan is about 20 mm.The larvae are a pest on Solanum tuberosum. It attacks the tubers as well as the stems and leaves of the plant. Pupation takes place amongst the debris of the hostplant.
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Prey / Diet

Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)[2]
Solanum dulcamara (deadly nightshade)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum muricatum (Pepino)[1]
Solanum nigrum (Black or Garden Nightshade)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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