Maruca vitrata - Lace Pearl, Legume podborer

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Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata
Maruca vitrata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Cloud Pool (left); Archway Gorge, Muredzi River (2 x centre) and Zebra Ranger Camp (right), Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is considered a pest on many leguminous crops.
Distribution: Pantropical.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCajanus cajan (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeVigna unguiculata (Larval food plant)
SolanaceaeNicotiana tabacum (Larval food plant)

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Maruca vitrata ., retrieved 19 July 2024

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