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Citripestis sagittiferella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Pyralidae
Genus  Citripestis
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Similar  Butterflies and moths, Aceria sheldoni, Lepidosaphes beckii, Toxoptera, Mosquito bugs

The Citrus fruit borer (Citripestis sagittiferella) is a species of snout moth in the genus Citripestis. It was described by Moore in 1891. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

The Singapore is about 27 millimetres (1.1 in) long. Adults are grey-brown with yellow to grey-brown forewings and translucent hindwings.

The larvae feed on Citrus species and are considered a pest. They penetrate the fruit of their host plant, causing rotting and premature dropping of the infested fruit. The larvae are orange to dark reddish brown with dark brown head. They reach a length of about 20 millimetres (0.8 in).

References

Citripestis sagittiferella Wikipedia


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