Scientific name Hypsipyla grandella
Order Butterflies and moths
|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.
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.).
The larvae are often called mahogany shoot borers, but the name may differ by country.