Cactoblastis cactorum in Cuba (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae).

L. R. Hernández, T. C. Emmel


The first definite establishment of the cactus-feeding phycitine moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) is recorded for Cuba (December 1992). It was described originally from Argentina and has been spreading through the West Indies and onto the United States mainland. Cuban larvae are illustrated in color.


Argentina; Bahamas; Cactaceae; Cuba; Leeward Islands; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; West Indies

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