Image Number: 1294044

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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
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Image location:
Australia

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Pyraloidea
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Tribe: Phycitini
Genus: Cactoblastis
Subject: Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg)

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Opuntia
Subject: Opuntia aurantiaca Lindley
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Image last updated:
Friday, September 17, 2004