Tirathaba mundella

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Tirathaba mundella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Tirathaba
Species: T. mundella
Binomial name
Tirathaba mundella
Walker, 1864[1]
  • Melissoblaptes fructivora Meyrick, 1933
  • Mucialla mundella Walker, 1866

Tirathaba mundella, the oil palm bunch moth, is a species of snout moth. It is found in Malaysia.

The larvae feed on Areca catechu, Elaeis guineensis, Mangifera indica and Nephelium lappaceum. They bore into unopened spathes and feed on the tender floral parts. They may also attack tender nuts.[2]


  1. ^ "World Pyraloidea Database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ Plantwise Knowledge Bank