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Stinging Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta

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Title: Stinging Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta
Authors: Chun, Stacey
Hara, Arnold
Niino-DuPonte, Ruth
Nagamine, Walter
Conant, Patrick
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Keywords: Darna pallivita
plant pests
invasive species
Issue Date: Dec 2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Chun S, Hara A, Niino-DuPonte R, Nagamine W, Conant P, Hirayama C. 2005. Stinging nettle caterpillar, Darna pallivitta. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 2 p. (Insect Pests; IP-22).
Series/Report no.: Insect Pests
Abstract: First noted in Hawaii in 2001, Darna pallivita is of major concern because of its painful sting, voracious appetite, lengthy larval feeding stage (2 months), high fecundity (480 eggs per female), and wide host range. A heavy infestation can defoliate a potted plant in just a few days.
Pages/Duration: 2 pages
Appears in Collections:Insect Pests, 1997 - present

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