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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

KEY TO SELECTED PYRALOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA)
LARVAE INTERCEPTED AT U. S. PORTS OF ENTRY
Couplet 35
Prespiracular shield of prothorax crescent shaped extending below spiracle (Fig. 75)
...............................................................................................................................Maruca vitrata (Fabricius)


Distribution: Africa, Asia, Australia, Mexico to South America, adventive in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Lablab sp., Lablab purpureus, Lathyrus sp., Limonium sinuatum, Phaseolus sp., Phaseolus lunatus, Phaseolus vulgaris, Pisum sativum, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, Sesbania grandiflora, Vigna sp., Vigna sesquipedalis, Vigna unguiculata

pre-1998: beans, legumes, peas, pigeion pea

Note: this species was known as Maruca testulalis (Geyer), synonymized by Munroe et al. 1995; there are a few records of adults captured in the southern U.S; see also Ferguson, not dated; Solis 2003
Prespiracular shield of prothorax extending below and behind spiracle (Fig. 76)
..................................................................................................................................................Megastes sp.


Distribution: West Indies

Host: sweet potato
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011
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