Hypsipyla robusta

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Hypsipyla robusta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Hypsipyla
H. robusta
Binomial name
Hypsipyla robusta
(Moore, [1886])
  • Magiria robusta Moore [1886]
  • Hypsipyla pagodella Ragonot, 1888
  • Epicrocis terebrans Olliff, 1890
  • Hypsipyla scabrusculella Ragonot, 1893

Hypsipyla robusta, the cedar tip moth, is a species of snout moth in the genus Hypsipyla.[1] It was described by Moore in 1886. It is found from Africa (including Madagascar), throughout Asia (including Sri Lanka and India) to Australia. Several undescribed species or subspecies might be involved.

Larva, pupa and damage

The wingspan is about 30 mm. Adults have brown forewings with a faint zigzag pattern and buff hindwings, both with dark veins.[2]

The larvae attack a wide range of Meliaceae species (including Toona ciliata, Chukrasia tabularis, Swietenia species and Khaya species) and feed in shoots as well as fruits, flowers, and in bark. In Australia, robusta or an extremely similar-looking species has recently been reared from fruit of Xylocarpus granatum.[3]


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  2. ^ Australian Insects
  3. ^ Current Status of the Taxonomy of Hypsipyla Ragonot (Pyralidae: Phycitinae)