Photo 1. Larva and adult of the teak defoliator, Hyblaea puera. Note the triangular shape of the adult and that the hindwings are completely covered by the forewings.
Photo 3. Damage of a teak tree by the teak defoliator, Hyblaea puera. Note the damage is at the margins of the leaves.
Hyblaea purea. A moth in the Hyblaeidae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2019) Hyblaea puera (teak defoliator). Crop Protection Compendium. (https://www.cabi.org/cpc); and Hyblaea puera. Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyblaea_puera). Photo 4 Hyblaea puera Cramer. 3. Systematic Names. CSIRO. Department of Agriculture & Forestry. Australian Government. (http://www.ces.csiro.au/aicn/system/c_2591.htm).
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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