Prays nephelomima

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Prays nephelomima - wings (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Justin C. Smith, MAF
Source: PaDIL

Prays nephelomima Meyrick 1907

The larvae are leafminers of citrus trees in Australia and New Zealand, boring into the flower petioles and causing flower drop. See also Prays citri for a similar pest in the Mediterranean region.

Publications covering Prays nephelomima

Journal of Economic Entomology (2008) 101, 1295-1301
Lisa E. Jamieson, David M. Suckling and Padmaja Ramankutty (2008)
Mass trapping of Prays nephelomima (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) in citrus orchards: Optimizing trap design and density

Journal of Chemical Ecology (2005) 31, 1633-1644
A.R. Gibb, L.E. Jamieson, D.M. Suckling, P. Ramankutty and P.S. Stevens (2005)
Sex pheromone of the citrus flower moth Prays nephelomima: Pheromone identification, field trapping trials, and phenology