Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Pickleworm moth - Diaphania nitidalis

Family Crambidae - Subfamily Pyraustinae

Barrenador del pepino/Pickleworm moth
13-5-18 © Guillermo Costa

The adults are nocturnal. This species is considered a pest of the Cucurbits since the larvae feed on shoots and flowers weakening the plant. They also burrow into the fruit exposing it to illnesses.