Photo 1. Fruit of Tahitian chestnut, Inocarpus fagiferus, with holes bored by the larvae of Cryptophlebia pallimfimbriata.
Photo 2. Larva of Cryptophlebia pallimfimbriata tunnelling into a Tahitian chestnut fruit, Inocarpus fagiferus.
Photo 3. Larva of Cryptophlebia pallimfimbriata, tunnelling in a fruit of Tahitian chestnut, Inocarpus fagiferus.
Tahitian chestnut fruit borer.
Cryptophlebia pallifimbriana. It is a moth of the Tortricidae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and from Wikipedia Cryptophlebia pallifimbriana. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptophlebia_pallifimbriana). Photo 3&4 Gerald McCormack, Cook Islands Biodiversity & Natural Heritage. (http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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