Spoladea recurvalis

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Spoladea recurvalis (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Ramon Casha
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775) - (Hawaiian beet webworm, amaranth leaf-webber)

The moth is a polyphagous and migrating pest in tropical and subtropical regions. Crops attacked include amaranth with yield losses sometimes exceeding 50%, as well as vegetables. The larvae are light green and live in rolled leaves, protected by webbing. The adults are dark grey-brown with a white cross-band on the forewings and white marks. The wingspan span is 20 to 25 mm.

Synonyms:
Hymenia recurvalis
Zinckenia fascialis