5240.1 – Maruca vitrata
Bean Pod Borer Moth
General Species Information
Host Plant: Unknown in the Keys
Historical Range: the Caribbean - taken once in Big Pine Key (March of 2018)
Our Experience with this Species: David Fine found one specimen of this species on Big Pine Key in March of 2018 on the side of a bucket light trap.
Notes: NEW US RECORD! This species is known to be a legume pod borer and is a potential pest to legume cops if it makes it to the Florida mainland.
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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