- Druentia inscita
Druentia inscita Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Mimallonidae Genus: Druentia Species: D. inscita Binomial name Druentia inscita
Druentia inscita is a moth of the Mimallonidae family. It is native to Central America and South America, including Trinidad and Brazil, but was introduced to Hawaii for biological control of Clidemia hirta.
The larvae cut and fold the leaves of Clidemia hirta and Miconia acinodendrum to form a feeding shelter. They are green with brown stripes and are about 50 mm long.
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