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Palpita vitrealis (Rossi, 1794)

(Olive-tree Pearl)
63.0480 (B&F: 1408)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
  »Family: Crambidae
   »Subfamily: Spilomelinae
    »Tribe: Endotrichini

Synonym(s):

Palpita unionalis (Hübner, 1796)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Migrant

Immigrant. Occurs sparingly at light but is sometimes fairly common along the coast. Distinctly episodic in appearance. Arrivals mainly take place from the second week of September to the third week of November. Occasionally during July and August or to early December. Larvae feed on garden jasmine. (Pratt, 2011).

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Edburton, 18 viii 2014 Photo: Tony Wilson

Palpita vitrealis (Rossi, 1794)

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