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Atteva pustulella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Attevidae
Scientific name  Atteva pustulella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Atteva
Rank  Species
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Similar  Attevidae, Atteva, Danaus erippus, Dione moneta

Atteva pustulella is a moth of the family Attevidae. It is found from Costa Rica, where it meets Atteva aurea, southwards to Uruguay and Argentina. It is also present in the Antilles. There are also several reports from Dominica, Jamaica, Haiti and Martinique.

The larvae feed only on new shoots of Simarouba amara. There are records for Ailanthus altissima in Argentina (Berg 1880), Castela erecta in Saint Croix, Antilles (Walsingham, 1914), Castela peninsularis, Castela polyandra and Castela emory in the United States (Powell et al. 1973), but these are doubtful records for which either the host or the moth species may be misidentified (Becker 2009).

References

Atteva pustulella Wikipedia


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