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Teak defoliator (435) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Teak defoliator

Scientific Name

Hyblaea purea. A moth in the Hyblaeidae.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2019) Hyblaea puera (teak defoliator). Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Hyblaea puera. Wikipedia. ( Photo 4 Hyblaea puera Cramer. 3. Systematic Names. CSIRO. Department of Agriculture & Forestry. Australian Government. (

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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