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Grass webworm or pale sod-webworm
Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker, 1859)


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Adults have fawn wings with rows of indistinct dark spots.
Wing Span: 2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Various grasses of the family Poaceae and Asystasia gangetica
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Most of the old world tropics, including New Zealand, Hong Kong and Queensland. It is an introduced species in many other parts of the world, including Hawaii and the Canary Islands, as well as India and Sri Lanka
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