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|Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775)|
Common name: Beet Webworm Moth, Hawaiian beet webworm
Spoladea recuvralis is a common moth of cretan fauna attacking several weeds of families Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae e.g Amaranthus blitum, Chenopodium sp.etc.
Except weeds it attacks cultivated plants e.g. aubergines, spinach, watermelon,carots and dried stored products.
The wingspan of both sexes is 22-24 mm. Forewings are 9-11 mm long, deep brown with broad white median band which curves parallel to the termen, with triangular distal projection in cell; a short subapical white bar from costa, dorsal to which are two white spots. Hindwings are a deep brown colour with a broad white median bar.
The larvae of S. recurvalis skeletonize the leaves, leafy vegetables such as spinach and chard are severely damaged when the larval population reaches higher density, mainly in the autumn to early winter season in temperate regions.
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki showed high mortality against third-instar larvae.
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- [2014-11-25 4:00]
beautiful moth and nice capture species,
nice moth with also nice painting on the wings
lovely colours to
thanks gr lou
Ciao Nikos. Just an interesting specie here! Beautiful natural colours.
Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely moth, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-11-25 15:58]
Hi Nikos,3 good pics but the best is surely the main post,excellent wings position and very good sharpness to show us the design of this very rare specie that i never seen before,excellent work! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
I missed a while, but I see that you posted some great pictures of flowers and insects.