n African Entomology - Confirming the pest status of Trimen's false tiger, (Felder) (Lepidoptera: Agaristidae), on grapevines in South Africa : short communications

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Various lepidopteran pests attack grapevines in South Africa, but they are mostly regarded as sporadic pests that seldom cause economic damage. The leaf-feeding silver-striped hawk moth, (Linneaus) (Sphingidae), is common in the Western Cape Province and occasionally causes economic damage to young vines. (Linneaus) (Sphingidae) (grapevine hawk moth) and (Butler) (Agaristidae) (superb false tiger) have also been reported on vines, but are rarely of economic importance (Annecke & Moran, 1982).

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