Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rice Caseworm (Parapoynx stagnalis)

Rice Caseworm (Parapoynx stagnalis) or the Rice case bearer, is a species of moth in the Crambidae family. It has a wide distribution and is found in India, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia, South Africa, South America, southern Europe, Russia and Australia.

Larvae of this moth cut leaf tips to make leaf cases on rice crop and is considered a pest throughout the world. 

I met this one during ButterflyIndia Meet 2010 at Miao in Arunachal Pradesh.


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