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Crocidosema marcidellum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Section  Cossina
Scientific name  Crocidosema marcidellum
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species

Crocidosema marcidellum is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is endemic to the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.

The wingspan ranges up to 20 mm.

The larvae feed on the fruit of Hibiscus arnottianus and the petiole of Abutilon sandwicense. The petioles in which larvae are boring become considerably swollen. Full-grown larvae are about 12 mm long and dirty whitish or yellowish with a rosy tinge.

The pupa is about 7 mm long and yellowish brown.

References

Crocidosema marcidellum Wikipedia


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