Thursday, 10 January 2019

Endotricha puncticostalis

Endotricha puncticostalis PYRALINAE PYRALIDAE

The larvae are a pest species on Peanut plants, ( Arachis hypogaea, FABACEAE ).
The larvae also probably able to live on other legumes since the peanut growing areas  are quite a long way from here.
One of the photos shows the moth with the rear of its body raised. I have been told that this can be a signal involved in mating. Exactly what it means I have not been able find. One opinion is that it means the moth has been mated and the second that it is ready for mating.






Family:- PYRALIDAE
Sub Family:- PYRALINAE
Genus:- Endotricha 
Species:- puncticostalis













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Endosimilis stilbealis PYRALINAE PYRALIDAE

I have not been able to find anything about the biology of this moth.






Family:- PYRALIDAE
Sub Family:- PYRALINAE
Genus:- Endosimilis
Species:- stilbealis











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