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Cryptoblabes gnidiella

Wikipedia Abstract

The Honeydew Moth or Christmasberry Moth (Cryptoblabes gnidiella) is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is natively found around the Mediterranean Sea and is an introduced species in South America and Middle America.The wingspan is 11–20 mm. The caterpillars feed on orange fruit and other types of citrus fruit, apple and maize. The adults feed on honeydew, and their association with the "christmasberry" (Brazilian Pepper, Schinus terebinthifolius) seems to be mainly for that reason.
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Prey / Diet

Annona muricata (soursop)[1]
Azolla pinnata (mosquito fern)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Cyanea procera (Molokai cyanea)[1]
Cydonia oblonga (quince)[1]
Daphne mezereum (paradise plant)[1]
Eriobotrya japonica (loquat)[1]
Ficus carica (piku)[1]
Gossypium thurberi (Thurber's cotton)[1]
Lythrum salicaria (salicaire)[1]
Punica granatum (pomegranate)[2]

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Citations

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 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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