Eloria noyesi

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Cocaine Tussock Moth
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lymantriidae
Genus: Eloria
Species: E. noyesi
Binomial name
Eloria noyesi
Schaus, 1927

Cocaine Tussock Moth (Eloria noyesi) is a beige moth whose larva feasts on coca plants. It is found mostly in Peru and Colombia. The government of Colombia has proposed a plan to release large numbers of these moths to destroy the coca crops in their country.

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