cactus moth (Cactoblastis cactorum ) on jointed prickly pear (Opuntia aurantiaca ) - 1294044

cactus moth
Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg)

Host: jointed prickly pear (Opuntia aurantiaca Lindley)
Descriptor: Damage
Description: The larvae (black & orange striped "grubs" about 25mm long) tunnel through the plant, hollowing out the limbs and segments of the plant. Sometimes they destroy 90% of the plant
Image location: Australia

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Specimen in collection: No
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Name: Les Tanner
Organization: North West Weeds
Country: Australia

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Node Affiliation: Bugwood - UGA

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Image uploaded on Thursday, September 16, 2004
Image Information last updated on Friday, September 17, 2004