Klugeana

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Klugeana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Klugeana

Klugeana is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.

The South African species Klugeana philoxalis has been proposed as being of interest as a possible biocontrol agent for dealing with invasive Oxalis pes-caprae in countries where it is a problem. Like many Noctuids, Klugeana philoxalis has larvae that are nocturnal feeders that hide by day. If suddenly illuminated when feeding in the dark, they drop to the ground.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, R. L.; Claassens, M.; Klugeana philoxalis Geertsema (Noctuidae: Cuculliinae), the first potential biological control agent for the weed Oxalis pes-caprae L.; Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 1990 Vol. 53 No. 2 pp. 191-198