Antichloris viridis

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Antichloris viridis
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Dorsal View
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Ventral View
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Antichloris
Species: A. viridis
Binomial name
Antichloris viridis
Druce, 1884
Synonyms
  • Ceramidia musicola Cockerell, 1910
  • Ceramidia cyanopasta Dognin, 1911
  • Ceramidia scintillocollaris Rothschild, 1912
  • Ceramidia caerulescens Draudt, 1917
  • Ceramidia importata Strand, 1920

Antichloris viridis (satin stowaway or banana moth) is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in Colorado, Panama, Nicaragua and Venezuela.[1] It has also been observed a number of times in Great Britain, after being accidentally imported in fruit consignments.[2]

The larvae feed on banana, and are considered a serious pest in some areas.[3]

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