Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

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

South American Palm Borer - Paysandisia archon


Family Castniidae - Subfamily Castniinae






Adult
Taladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer© Victoria MansillaTaladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer© Victoria MansillaTaladro de las palmeras/South American Palm Borer© Victoria MansillaThis moth has diurnal habits. The larvae are very harmful to the palms they feed on. They bore galleries in the trunk and stems causing great damage. Different palm genera are taken as hosts. Native to us. It arrived in other countries due to palm exportation and it is already considered a matter of concern.