Photo 1. A caterpillar of taro hornworm, Hippotion celerio, eating a leaf and leaving only the veins.
Photo 2. Severe damage to taro caused by the taro hornworm, Hippotion celerio; the leaves have been eaten leaving only the leaf stalks or petioles.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 3 Mike Furlong, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Photo 5 Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippotion_celerio). Photo 5 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Syation, Fiji.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening 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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