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Banana scab moth (017) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Banana scab moth

Scientific Name

Nacoleia octasema (previously, Lamprosema octasema)

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 1 Nacoleia octasema caterpillar damaging banana "fingers" (Graham Teakle). Information (and Photos 2&4) Schmaedick M (2005) Banana scab moth. American Samoa Community College, Community & Natural Resources, Cooperative Research & Extension. Photos 3&6 Mani Mua SPC Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji. Photo 5 CSIRO website of Common Names. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengtheni4g integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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