Parahypopta caestrum

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Authors: Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen
Source: BOLD System

Parahypopta caestrum (Hübner, 1804) - (asparagus moth)

This moth is a pest of asparagus in southern and eastern Europe. The larvae attack the roots and the shoots. The adults only live for about a week and females lay their eggs in spring at the base of asparagus plants. The hatching larvae bore into and devlop in the roots. They may also move up and feed on the shoots. In autumn the mature larvae move deeper into the soil, where they overwinter. In spring they move up to the soil surface and pupate. The adult moth has a wingspan of 3-4 cm.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Spargelraupe
• English: asparagus moth
• Español: oruga del espárrago
• Français: chenille à fourreau de l'asperge


For a description on its biology see Tarasco et al., 2016.