Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Chrysodeixis argentifera PLUSIINAE NOCTUIDAE

Common through most of Australia, sometimes in New Zealand and Norfolk Island.
It is a pest on numerous plants including Tobacco and Tomato and many ornamental plants.
They have a wing span around 30mm.



Family:-  NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUSIINAE
Genus:-  Chrysodeixis
Species:- argentifera





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Craniophora fasciata ACRONICTINAE NOCTUIDAE

One of the Larval food plants is reported to be Privet (Ligustrum vulgare, OLEACEAE), a major destructive, invasive weed in this area.
 Wingspan is about 35mm to 40mm.
Common throughout Eastern Australia, also through India, South east Asia and New Guinea.





Family:-  NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- ACRONICTINAE
Genus:- Craniophora
Species:- fasciata










Privet is a large shrub to small tree that is still being grown as hedges in our area. The fruits are eaten by birds and the seeds are spread by the birds. Once the plants take over an area, they suffocate out the native plants that support our wildlife. This is environmental destruction through neglect and ignorance. 

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