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1401 Mung Moth Maruca vitrata

(Fabricius, 1787)

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Mung Moth  Maruca vitrata (Adult)

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Hull, East Yorkshire

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1401 Mung Moth Maruca vitrata

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63.045 BF1401
Mung Moth Maruca vitrata

(Fabricius, 1787)

Wingspan 28-34 mm.

A very rare vagrant or adventive species, possibly imported from the Tropics in leguminous vegetables. Abroad, it is a pest of these types of plant, where the larvae bore into the pods.

There have only been a handful of records in Britain, mainly in southern England, but the example shown was found in Congleton, Cheshire in September 2000, where it constituted the first county record.

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