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Levuana iridescens

Wikipedia Abstract

The Levuana moth (Levuana iridescens) was a species of moth in the Zygaenidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Levuana. The Levuana moth is a purple moth that became a serious pest for coconut plants in 1877, in Viti Levu, Fiji. On the island, outbreaks of the Levuana moth were frequent, and as a result coconut palms were devastated due to feeding moth larvae on the underside of leaves.
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Prey / Diet

Musa acuminata (edible banana)[1]
Musa balbisiana (banana)[1]

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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
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