Australian pyralid moth, Austromusotima camptozonale  (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - 1316004

Australian pyralid moth
Austromusotima camptozonale (Hampson)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: This moth, a female Cataclysta camptozonale, is showing great promise as a biocontrol for Old World climbing fern, an invasive vine that’s winding its way across Florida. The Australian native is the first insect brought into the United States to combat climbing fern.
Image location: United States

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Specimen in collection: No
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Name: Christine A. Bennett
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, March 03, 2003
Image Information last updated on Friday, June 15, 2007