Image Number: 1316004

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.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Pyraloidea
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Musotiminae
Genus: Austromusotima
Subject: Austromusotima camptozonale (Hampson)
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Image uploaded:
Monday, March 3, 2003
Image last updated:
Friday, June 15, 2007