Stinging Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta

Date
2005-12
Authors
Chun, Stacey
Hara, Arnold
Niino-DuPonte, Ruth
Nagamine, Walter
Conant, Patrick
Hirayama, Clyde
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University of Hawaii
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.
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Darna pallivita, Hawaii, plant pests, invasive species
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).
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