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Hypsipyla grandella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Pyralidae
Scientific name  Hypsipyla grandella
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Hypsipyla
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Hypsipyla grandella mahogany shoot borer Hypsipyla grandella Zeller
Similar  Hypsipyla, Cedrela, Butterflies and moths, Swietenia, Hypsipyla robusta

Hypsipyla grandella is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found in southern Florida (United States), most of the West Indies, Sinaloa and southward in Mexico, Central America, South America except Chile and in Mauritius.

Hypsipyla grandella mahogany shoot borer Hypsipyla grandella Zeller

The larvae cause damage by feeding on new shoots of mahogany and cedar trees (mahogany species (Swietenia spp.) and cedro, known also as Spanish-cedar and tropical-cedar (Cedrela spp.).

Hypsipyla grandella mahogany shoot borer Hypsipyla grandella Zeller

The larvae are often called mahogany shoot borers, but the name may differ by country.

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References

Hypsipyla grandella Wikipedia


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