5240.1 – Maruca vitrata  

Bean Pod Borer Moth

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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. 

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

References

8433 - Sigela penumbrata