Castniid moths

I hese day-flying, very butterfly-like moths have distinctive, broad wings. Their forewings are usually colored for camouflage but the hindwings can be either brightly colored or metallic, with white or orange spots or bands.

• LIFE Cycle Eggs arc laid on host plants. The caterpillars arc stem-borers or feed on roots.

• OCCl RRENCE Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. In well-vegetated areas, wherever their host plants occur.

castnia i.ha s, the Ciiant Sugarcane Borer, is also a significant pest of bananas.

antennae are clubbed and hooked at the tips caterpillars arc-pale, hairless, and grublike.

castnia i.ha s, the Ciiant Sugarcane Borer, is also a significant pest of bananas.

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