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Ramie moth (358) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Ramie moth, banana moth (name given in this fact sheet). The name 'ramie' is a common name for the main host, Boehmeria nivea.

Scientific Name

Arcte coerula; previously, Cocytodes coerulea. It is a moth of the Noctuidae.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. (; and (Photos ???) from Liangbin  Zeng, et al. (2016) Transcriptome analysis of ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud.) in response to ramie moth (Cocytodes coerulea Guenée) infestation. BioMed Research International. Article ID 3702789 ( Photo 1 Masaki Ikeda, Japan. ( Photo 2 Patrick Randall, Ramie moth, Arcte coerulea (Guenee, 1952), Norwood, MA. ( Photo 4 Alexey Yakovlev, Moscow, Russia. ( Photo 5 CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics.

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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