oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Fruit-piercing Moth, Achaea lienardi Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the Eastern Cape Province

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Among the various species of fruit-piercing moths which occur in South Africa one of the most important and prevalent, at least as far as the Eastern Cape is concerned, is Achaea lienardi Bsd., originally descriptionbed in 1833. The genus Achaea is a large one and well over 20 species belonging to it have been recorded as attacking fruit, the majority in West Africa, but several also in Asia and Australia. A. lienardi is widely distributed in Africa, occurring from the Cape northwards to the Sudan and in West and East Africa as well.

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