Chilomima

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Chilomima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Chilomima
Munroe, 1964[1]
Species: C. clarkei
Binomial name
Chilomima clarkei
(Amsel, 1956)
Synonyms
  • Pyrausta clarkei Amsel, 1956

Chilomima is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Chilomima clarkei, which is found in Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela.

The larvae feed on the buds of Cassava species, feeding from under a web. Older larvae penetrate the stem of their host plant.[2]

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