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Tiracola plagiata (Banana fruit caterpillar)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cacao Armyworm (Tiracola plagiata) is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from south-east Asia to the south pacific islands, including the northern two-thirds of Australia.The wingspan is about 60 mm. Adults are brown, with a light and dark pattern on the forewings.It is an international fruit pest, particularly for Musa acuminata.
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Prey / Diet

Camellia sinensis (tea)[1]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[1]
Manihot esculenta (cassava)[2]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[2]



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
2Jorrit 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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