Platyja umminia reared from caterpillar feeding on soursop

I reared a moth from a caterpillar found feeding on soursop by Phoebe Wall. (Specimen 4da4f82a501c3).

Following a tip from Dan Rubinoff and Akito Kawahara, I was able to match the moth to Platyia umminia, one of the fruit-piercing noctuids. The HOST database[1] lists soursop (Annona ) as this moth's only host plant. This moth has been collected on Guam previously (one specimen in UOG collection).  However, it is not in Don Nafus's list of crop pests.


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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith