Teak
(Tectona grandis)
(Verbenaceae)

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  • severe, often complete defoliation of host
  • all tissues of the leaves are eaten
  • larvae hidden in rolled and tied leaves, pupae in
    leaf folds or between spun leaves
  • forked tops due to damage of the leaders
  • damage can kill smaller seedlings
  • periodic outbreaks

Teak Moth Hyblaea puera Cramer (Hyblaeidae)

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Michael F. Schneider, 1999