Maruca vitrata testulalis

Bean Pod Borer / Legume Pod Borer / Mung Bean Moth

Maruca vitrata, Bean Pod Borer



Family: Crambidae

Subfamily: Pyraustinae

Tribe: Spilomelini


Maruca vitrata is a pest of legumes and is now found in many parts of the world, including, for example, India, Indonesia, to Madagascar. The subspecies found in the Neotropics is Maruca v. testulalis, first described from French Guiana and Argentina (Heppner, 1995).

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana (top photo); Magdalena deparment, Colombia (bottom photo).

Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata (Moths)

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