Herpetogramma basalis

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Herpetogramma basalis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Herpetogramma
Species: H. basalis
Binomial name
Herpetogramma basalis
(Walker, 1866)
  • Botys basalis Walker, 1866
  • Psara basalis
  • Botys inanitalis Lederer, 1863
  • Pyrausta dorsipunctalis Rebel, 1892
  • Pyrausta dorcalis Alphéraky, 1889

Herpetogramma basalis is a species of moth in the family Crambidae.[1] It is found on the Canary Islands[2] and in Japan,[3] China, Australia,[4] Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia,[1] La Réunion and South Africa.[5]

The wingspan is 20–22 mm.[6] Adults are yellowish with fine black speckles on the wings.

The larvae feed on Amaranthus species, Lantana camara, beetroot, cucurbits and radish. Young larvae fold the leaves of their host plant to form a shelter from which they feed. Full-grown larvae move to the inflorescence, where pupation takes place within a cocoon. The larvae are white with green stripes.[7]


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  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Japanese Moths
  4. ^ BOLD Systems
  5. ^ De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2017). "Herpetogramma basalis (Walker, 1866)". Afromoths. Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ hudong.com
  7. ^ Integrated pest management in vegetable production