Spoladea recurvalis

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Spoladea recurvalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Spoladea
Species: S. recurvalis
Binomial name
Spoladea recurvalis
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena recurvalis Fabricius, 1787
  • Zinckenia recurvalis
  • Phalaena Pyralis fascialis Stoll, in Cramer, 1782 klmion
  • Hymenia recurvalis
  • Hymenia exodias Meyrick, 1904

Spoladea recurvalis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found worldwide, but mainly in the tropics.

Dorsal view
Ventral view

The wingspan is 22–24 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Spinach, Beet, Cotton, Maize and Soybean. They feed on the underside of the leaves protected by a slight web. The larvae are green and resemble the ribs of the leaf somewhat. Full-grown, they are about 19 mm long.

The pupa is formed within a slight cocoon in a folded piece of leaf. It is very pale brown. The pupal period lasts about 12 days.

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