Tirathaba rufivena

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Tirathaba rufivena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Tirathaba
Species: T. rufivena
Binomial name
Tirathaba rufivena
(Busck, 1916)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lamoria rufivena Walker, 1864
  • Harpagoneura acrocausta Meyrick, 1897
  • Mucialla fuscolimbalis Snellen, 1900
  • Harpagoneura distorta Turner, 1937
  • Melissoblaptes rufovenalis Snellen, 1880
  • Tirathaba ignivena Hampson, 1917

The Coconut Spike Moth, Greater Coconut Spike Moth or Oil Palm Bunch Moth (Tirathaba rufivena) is a moth of the Pyralidae family. It is found from south-east Asia to the pacific islands, including Malaysia, the Cook Islands, the Philippines and the tropical region of Queensland.[2]

Female
Male

Adults have dull green or brown forewings with thin red stripes running from the margin to the base. The hindwings are plain pale yellow.

The larvae feed on Cocos nucifera and Nypa fruticans. They are considered a pest.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "tortricidae.com". tortricidae.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Australian Insects". Lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2011-10-18.