Hypsipyla grandella

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Hypsipyla grandella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Hypsipyla
Species: H. grandella
Binomial name
Hypsipyla grandella
(Zeller, 1848)
  • Nephopteryx grandella Zeller, 1848
  • Hypsipyla cnabella Dyar, 1914

Hypsipyla grandella is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found in southern Florida (United States), most of the West Indies, Sinaloa and southward in Mexico, Central America, South America except Chile and in Mauritius.[1]

The larvae cause damage by feeding on new shoots of mahogany and cedar trees (mahogany species (Swietenia spp.) and cedro, known also as Spanish-cedar and tropical-cedar (Cedrela spp.).

The larvae are often called mahogany shoot borers, but the name may differ by country.[2]


  1. ^ FAO Forrestry Dep. - Overview of Forrest Pest in Mauritius
  2. ^ "planvivo" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 

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